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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

SCI 111 Introduction to Astronomy


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Yeshiva Learning Experience, Inc., Jerusalem, Israel

April 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: apply scientific processes and knowledge of the natural world to make evidence-based decisions; use appropriate terminology, and define concepts; describe the main types of instruments and methods used by astronomers to collect data used in their scientific research; describe the major characteristics of various astronomical objects, structures, and processes in increasing scale from our solar system to the universe at large; explain the general components of and principal evidence for the major theories related to the universe; and discuss the importance of the continued scientific study of the cosmos.


Introduction to Astronomy is an introductory course designed to provide students with a broad overview of various topics including place and time, the solar system, planets, earth, moons, small solar system bodies, and the universe. It provides a study of astronomy and provides a broad overview of many fundamental topics. The material is designed in a way that is suitable even for students with a non-science-based major.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Astronomy (1/23).