WVU Center for Astrophysics

Astrophysics courses at WVU

We offer the following courses at introductory, advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. With the exception of ASTR 106, which is offered each semester, all courses are offered on alternate years. Undergraduates can now attain an Astronomy minor (see below). Please contact us for further information about undergraduate and graduate study.

Introductory level undergraduate courses:

ASTR106 Descriptive Astronomy (offered every semester)
       ASTR106 – Section 1
      ASTR106 – Section 2
ASTR110 Explosions in Space (offered every Spring – next time: 2014)
ASTR498 Honors Astronomy
ASTR115 Honors Relativity

Upper level undergraduate courses:
ASTR367 Astrophysics I (offered every other Fall – next time: 2013)
ASTR368 Astrophysics II (offered every other Spring – next time: 2014)
ASTR469 Observational Astronomy (offered every other Spring – next time: 2015)
ASTR470 General Relativity (Black Hole Physics) (offered every other Fall – next time: 2014)

Graduate level courses:
ASTR700 Radio Astronomy (offered every other Spring – next time: 2014)
ASTR701 Computational Astrophysics (offered every other Fall – next time: 2015)
ASTR702 Stellar Structure and Evolution (offered every other Fall – next time: 2014)
ASTR703 Galactic Astronomy (offered every other Spring – next time: 2015)
ASTR704 General Relativity (Gravitational Wave Physics) (offered every other Spring – next time: 2015)
ASTR793A - The Interstellar Medium - Fall 2014 (offered every other Fall – next time: 2014)


The Astronomy minor is designed to provide a broad overview of the field of Astronomy. The Astronomy minor consists of 21 credit hours of course work. Required core courses: PHYS 111; PHYS 112; PHYS 314 (12 hrs). Minors also complete 9 credit hours from any ASTR courses numbered 300 and above. Physics majors may complete an astronomy minor, provided the ASTR courses counted toward the minor are not counted as electives toward the physics major. A minimum grade of C or better is required in each course counted toward the minor. Minor Code: U087

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