Astronomy, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 14
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Select one course numbered 188 3
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Natural Sciences 8
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 Distribution4
Select one course numbered 388 3
BS Science-related course requirements
MATH 202Calculus II with Analytic Geometry5
MATH 305Differential Equations3
Major Option
Complete all required courses35
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum6
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Astronomy Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 210Astronomy3
PHYS 276
General Physics II (Calculus)
and General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 350Astrophysics I3
PHYS 351Astrophysics II3
PHYS 360Astonomy Methods I3
PHYS 361Astronomy Methods II3
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
Astronomy Math Requirements
MATH 260Calculus III5
Total Credit Hours35

Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following courses, increasing the total credit hours needed:


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.