Department of Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy BA Sample Curriculum

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
  • PHYS 2130
  • Foreign Language II

Second year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 2140 Physics II
  • MATH 2850 or 2950 or 2880 Multivariable Calculus
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I
  • Math 3610 Statistical Methods I

Spring semester

  • ASTR 3880 Foundations of Astronomy
  • Core Social Science I
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • ENGL 1130 English Composition II
  • Elective(s) > 3000 level to reach 120 hours

Third year

Fall semester

  • PHYS 3310 Modern Physics 
  • PHYS 3000-4000 level elective
  • Core Social Science II
  • History
  • Core Humanities I

Spring semester

  • PHYS 3000-4000 level elective
  • Choose one from BIOL 2150 to 4xxx, CHEM 1230 to 4xxx, EEES 2010 to 4xxx
  • Social Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Elective(s) to reach 120 hours

Fourth year

Fall semester

  • ASTR 4810 Astrophysics I/Astrophysical Measurements
  • PHYS 4950 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • English Literature
  • US Diversity
  • Elective(s) > 3000 level to reach 120 hours

Spring semester

  • ASTR 4820 Astrophysics II
  • PHYS 4920 PHYSICS CAPSTONE PROJECT
  • Core Humanities II
  • Non-Western
  • WAC
Last Updated: 2/8/17