# Astronomy, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

General Studies | ||

Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy) | ||

Foundational Core courses | 14 | |

Including: | ||

Calculus I with Analytic Geometry ^{1} | ||

Portal | ||

Select one course numbered 188 | 3 | |

Distribution | ||

Aesthetics | 3 | |

Humanities | 6 | |

Social Sciences | 6 | |

Natural Sciences | 8 | |

Including: | ||

General Physics I (Calculus) and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory | ||

Analytical and Quantitative Thought | 0 | |

Wellness | 0 | |

Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution | 4 | |

Capstone | ||

Select one course numbered 388 | 3 | |

BS Science-related course requirements | ||

MATH 202 | Calculus II with Analytic Geometry | 5 |

MATH 305 | Differential Equations | 3 |

Major Option | ||

Complete all required courses | 35 | |

Minor or 2nd Major | ||

Complete all required courses ^{2} | 24 | |

Unrestricted electives | ||

Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum | 6 | |

Total Credit Hours | 120 |

## Major Option

Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|

Astronomy Requirements | ||

PHYS 123 | Freshman Physics Seminar | 3 |

PHYS 210 | Astronomy | 3 |

PHYS 276 & 276L | General Physics II (Calculus) and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory | 5 |

PHYS 346 | Modern Physics I | 4 |

PHYS 350 | Astrophysics I | 3 |

PHYS 351 | Astrophysics II | 3 |

PHYS 360 | Astonomy Methods I | 3 |

PHYS 361 | Astronomy Methods II | 3 |

PHYS 410 | Mathematical Techniques in Physics I | 3 |

Astronomy Math Requirements | ||

MATH 260 | Calculus III | 5 |

Total Credit Hours | 35 |

^{1} | Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed: |

^{2} | A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen. |