Physics Major, Astronomy Concentration (B.S.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Physics/Astronomy Required Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
PHYS 210Mechanics4
PHYS 240Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 350Optics4
PHYS 460Modern Physics4
Physics/Astronomy Concentration Courses
Select at least 14 credits from the following:14
Observational Astronomy
Laboratory Research in Physics
Physics/Astronomy Collateral Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Programming I3
EAES 101Planet Earth4
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 420Ordinary Differential Equations4
STAT 401Applied Statistics for the Sciences3
Total Credits72