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Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy and astrophysics is administered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty. This degree is aimed primarily at those planning to pursue graduate study in astrophysics or a technical career in astronomy. The program consists of 125 hours including the core physics, mathematics and computer science courses.

Major Program

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy major program are required to complete the following courses:

  • ASTR 2310, 2320, 4610 PHYS 1210 or 1310, 1220 or 1320, 2310, 2320, 3650, 4210, 4310, 4410, 4420, 4510, 4840, and 3 hours of PHYS 4970
  • MATH 2200, 2205, 2210, 2250, and 2310
  • COSC 1010

Astronomy Minor Program

  • A&S students seeking a minor in A&S must have 12 hours exclusive to the minor and not used in the major.
  • Complete PHYS 1210 or 1310
  • Complete PHYS 1220 or 1320
  • PHYS 2310 and 2320
  • ASTR 2310 and 2320

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Astronomy (ASTR) Courses

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