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Courses

​The Astronomy Department offers a wide range of courses:

  • Introduction to Astronomy/Honors* 
  • Planetary Astronomy*
  • Stellar Astronomy*
  • Cosmology*
  • Introduction to Astronomy Lab/Honors
  • Introduction to Astrophysics

Planetary Astronomy, Stellar Astronomy, and Cosmology are stand-alone courses at the same level as the Introduction to Astronomy class.


* = The Introduction to Astronomy Lab can be taken with any of the following lecture courses: Introduction to Astronomy, Planetary Astronomy, Stellar Astronomy, or Cosmology. The lab does NOT have to be taken during the same semester as a lecture class.


The Introduction to Astrophysics class is meant for students interested in pursuing the Astronomy AS degree at OCC and for those looking to study physics, astronomy/astrophysics, or a related major when they transfer. 


For more information, please refer to the Astronomy course listings in the 2019-2020 OCC Course Catalog.