Astronomy, B.S.

Requirements for a Major in Astronomy

Forty-three semester hours including:
Required Courses
PHY 1420General Physics I4
PHY 1430General Physics II4
PHY 2190Introduction to Research in Physics1
PHY 2350Modern Physics3
PHY 2360Mathematical and Computational Physics3
PHY 2455Foundations of Astronomy4
PHY 3320Intermediate Classical Mechanics3
PHY 3350Topics in Astronomy3
PHY 3455Observational Astronomy4
PHY 4150Instructional Observing1
PHY 4190Dissemination of Research Results in Physics1
PHY 4350Introduction to Stellar Structure and Evolution3
PHY 4351Introduction to Modern Cosmology3
PHY 4001Exit Exam0
Six semester hours of 3000-4000 level PHY courses 16
Required Courses in Other Fields
CHE 1301Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I3
CSI 1430Introduction to Computer Science I with Laboratory4
MTH 1321Calculus I3
MTH 1322Calculus II3
MTH 2311Linear Algebra3
MTH 2321Calculus III3
MTH 3325Ordinary Differential Equations3
MTH 3326Partial Differential Equations3
Nine semester hours from the following: BIO, CHE, CSI, GEO, MTH, or STA. 2, 39
Total Hours77

For students wishing to pursue graduate studies in astronomy, PHY 3330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism and PHY 3372 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I are recommended. PHY 3373 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II is also recommended taken as an additional elective course. 


Excluding STA 2381 Introductory Statistical Methods


Courses selected must apply to a major in these fields.