Astrophysics Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Physics and Astronomy

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)14
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)11
Take any one course in LOPER 5, LOPER 6, or LOPER 7 that satisfies a Dispositional Requirement (LOPER 9 or LOPER 10) and a Broad Knowledge Requirement. The courses that meet these criteria are listed at See advisor for assistance.
LOPER 8: Natural Science
General Physics I (Calculus)
General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements8
Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
Differential Equations
Program Specified Requirements5
General Physics II (Calculus)
General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory
Major Option
Complete all required courses62
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum14
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Astrophysics Comprehensive Requirements
PHYS 123Freshman Physics Seminar3
PHYS 210Astronomy3
PHYS 346Modern Physics I4
PHYS 350Astrophysics I3
PHYS 351Astrophysics II3
PHYS 360Computational Methods in Physics and Astronomy3
PHYS 361Astronomy Methods II3
PHYS 402Analytic Mechanics4
PHYS 407Electricity & Magnetism4
PHYS 410Mathematical Techniques in Physics I3
PHYS 419Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 430Optics3
PHYS 440Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics3
PHYS 495Research in Physics3
PHYS 498Senior Seminar in Physics3
Astrophysics Comprehensive Math Requirments
MATH 260Calculus III5
Astrophysics Comprehensive Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 160General Chemistry3
CHEM 160LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 161LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
Total Credit Hours62

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


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.