2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog


Astronomy & Physics, BS

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 50 hours, on a 124-hour degree, consisting of:

Core Courses

PHYS 10901First-Year Physics and Astronomy Seminar

1

PHYS 10263Cosmic Origins

3

PHYS 10273Introductory Astronomy: Earth and Planets

3

PHYS 20323Scientific Analysis & Modeling

3

PHYS 20475Physics I for Majors: Mechanics

5

PHYS 20485Physics II for Majors

5

PHYS 30113Intermediate Astronomy

3

PHYS 30123Observational Astronomy

3

PHYS 30313Theoretical Methods in Physics

3

PHYS 30483Physics III Laboratory

3

PHYS 30493Physics III Modern Physics

3

PHYS 50743Stellar Astrophysics

3

12 Additional hours of 30000+ level physics classes. Not more than 3 hours from Research (PHYS 40003 or PHYS 40103) can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Associated Requirements

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

MATH 30613Differential Equations

3

MATH 30524Calculus III

4

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

It is recommended that students planning to attend graduate school take

PHYS 30553Mechanics

3

PHYS 30603Thermal Physics

3

PHYS 40113Elements of Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 40653Electromagnetic Fields

3

MATH 50613Partial Differential Equations

3

Study of a modern language is recommended.