Physics & Astronomy
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Astronomy Concentration

An Astronomy Concentration is available to any student desiring a more advanced study astronomy and astrophysics with the requisite quantitative skills and background. This concentration is especially useful for physics majors who are thinking about graduate work in astronomy or astrophysics, or motivated students who want an in-depth survey of modern astronomy.

Requirements (22 semester hours)

Course Semester hours
Calculus II (MATH 01.131) 4
Intro E&M (PHYS 00.222) 4
Exploration of the Solar System (ASTR 11.200) 3
Observational Astronomy (ASTR 11.220) 4
Introduction to Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASTR 11.230) 4
Choice of one of the following:
Planetary Astronomy (ASTR 11.301)
Stellar Astrophysics (ASTR 11.302)
Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology (ASTR 11.303)
3











Astronomy Minor (obsolete)

The astronomy minor has been ended and replaced with the astronomy concentration above; this information is for students who entered the program before Fall 2014 and wish to complete it instead of transferring to the concentration.

Requirements (21–22 semester hours)

Course Semester hours
Exploration of the Solar System (ASTR 11.200) 3
Observational Astronomy (ASTR 11.220) 4
Introduction to Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASTR 11.230) 4
Optics and Light (PHYS 00.340) 4
Choice of one of the following:
Planetary Astronomy (ASTR 11.301)
Stellar Astrophysics (ASTR 11.302)
Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology (ASTR 11.303)
3
Choice of one of the following:
Additional 200+ ASTR course
Additional 300+ PHYS course
Approved math/science elective
3–4