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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (as of 03-10-17) 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (as of 03-10-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astrophysics, B.S.

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Degree: Bachelor of Science
Credit Hours: 58+

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.


*Credit will not be awarded for both PHYS 420  and PHYS 499 . ** With department approval, PHYS 499  may be substituted for PHYS 420 .

Complete 9 additional credit hours


  • Computer Programming I (CSCI 220  and CSCI 220L ) is strongly recommended.
  • With department approval, completion with grades of at least “B” in PHYS 101 /PHYS 101L  and PHYS 102 /PHYS 102L , together with MATH 120  and MATH 220  may be substituted for PHYS 111 /PHYS 111L  and PHYS 112 /PHYS 112L .
  • Except for the substitution of ASTR 377  for PHYS 370 , this program comes within 3 credit hours of fulfilling the requirements for the B.S. in Physics. If the student takes ASTR 377  and PHYS 370  plus 3 additional credit hours of 300- or 400- level PHYS or ASTR then they have a double major in Physics and Astronomy.
  • Suggested programs of study leading to graduate school in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, meteorology and engineering are available from the department.

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