ASTR-131: Descriptive Astronomy and ASTR-133: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory are ideal for the student with little or no prior scientific or mathematical experience who wishes to explore astronomy or science in general, as well as for students preparing to be secondary school science teachers. They also provide a good introductory survey for students planning advanced study of astronomy. ASTR-231: General Astronomy serves as a more in-depth introduction to astronomy. ASTR-133: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory can be taken as the lab-component for either ASTR-131: Descriptive Astronomy or ASTR-231: General Astronomy. Students interested in majoring in astronomy at a four-year school should take ASTR-231: General Astronomy, as well as PHYS-231: Engineering Physics I and PHYS-232: Engineering Physics II.
Students interested in majoring in general science should consider completing the General Science Studies Associate in Science degree. This program gives students the option to select a track, such as Biology or Chemistry, to align with their interests, strengths, or personal goals.