Department of Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy BA Sample Curriculum

This information applies to students in the program as of Fall 2015 or earlier.

First year

Fall semester

  • ASTR 2010 Solar System Astronomy
  • PHYS 1910 Frontiers of Physics
  • NSM 1000 Orientation
  • MATH 1850 Calculus I
  • Foreign Language I

Spring semester

  • ASTR 2020 Stars, Galaxies, Universe
  • MATH 1860 Calculus II
  • Core Social Science I
  • Foreign Language II
  • Core Humanities I

Second year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 2130 Physics I
  • MATH 2850or2950or2880 Multivariable Calculus
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I
  • Core Social Science II

Spring semester

  • PHYS 2140 Physics II
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150, 2170, CHEM 1230, EEES 2010, 2100
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • ENGL 1130 English Composition II

Third year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 3310 Quantum Physics I
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • Core Humanities II
  • Fine Arts
  • 3-5 credit hour elective

Spring semester

  • PHYS 3180 Intermediate Laboratory
  • PHYS 3320 Quantum Physics II
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • History
  • Social Science

Fourth year

Fall semester

  • ASTR 4810 Astrophysics I
  • ASTR 4880 Astrophysical Measurements
  • PHYS 3610 Optics and Lasers
  • Multicultural Non-Western
  • WAC

Spring semester

  • ASTR 4820 Astrophysics II
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • English Literature
  • Multicultural US Diversity
  • 3-5 credit hour elective
Last Updated: 10/3/16