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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astronomy and Astrophysics, B.S.


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Major Code: 7192 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom only Location/s: main campus

The undergraduate space sciences program for the astronomy and astrophysics major is designed for students interested in pursuing a broad range of space-related careers, either upon completion of the bachelor’s degree program or after completing graduate studies. Emphasis in the curriculum for the astronomy and astrophysics majors is on achieving a broad yet rigorous education in the basic physical, mathematical and engineering sciences as a foundation for successful entry into any of the many subfields of modern space science activity. Because basic physics and introductory space sciences courses form a critically important foundation for all advanced coursework in the space sciences program, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a space sciences major is a grade of C for each of the following courses: PHY 1001 , PHY 2002 , PHY 2003 , PHY 2091 , PHY 2092 , SPS 1020 .

This program is designed to meet the needs of students intending to pursue graduate education and a career in the astronomical sciences.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall (17 Credit Hours)


Complete:


Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Senior Year


Fall (17 Credit Hours)


Complete:


Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Complete:


Total Credits Required: 128


*Students will be block registered into Introduction to Space Sciences (SPS 1020 ). If a student places into Calculus 2 (MTH 1002 ), the student is encouraged to take Physics 1 (PHY 1001 ) in the first semester and SPS 1020  later in the program.

**Students are encouraged to choose PHY 3152 , PHY 4030 , PHY 4033 , SPS 3010 , SPS 4030 , SPS 4035  or SPS 4039 .

***Courses taught on an alternate-year basis.

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