This program is intended to give students a thorough background in basic physics and astronomy, as well as the historical development of modern physical concepts and the relationship of these basic sciences to other fields. It is a particularly appropriate program for those planning to enter careers on which science and technology have a large impact, such as certain kinds of law, business administration, governmental administration, technical writing, and science education. It is not intended to prepare students for scientific or technical careers, but to enable students to understand and evaluate the ever increasing influence of science and technology on other areas.

A grade average of C or better in the required science courses is required in this program.

## Graduation Requirements

OR

PHYS 0475 & 0476 Intro to Physics, Science and Engineering 1 & 2, PHYS 0520 Modern Physical Measurements

PHYS 0481 Applications of Modern Physics

PHYS 1310 Undergraduate Seminar

ASTRON 1120 Stellar Structure

ASTRON 1121 Galaxies and Cosmology

ASTRON 1122 Solar System and Exoplanets or GEOL 1701 Geology of the Planets

ASTRON 1263 Techniques of Astronomy

MATH 0230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

MATH 0240 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

*or the corresponding honors courses

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### Suggested sequence of courses for the B.A. in Astronomy

Semester Term | (1) Fall | (2) Spring | (3) Fall | (4) Spring | (5) Fall | (6) Spring |
(7) Fall |
(8) Spring |

Astronomy |
0113 or 0413 |
1120 or 1263 | 1121 or 1122 | 1120 or 1263 | 1121 or 1122 | |||

Physics | 0174 or 0475 | 0175 or 0476 | 0219 or 0520, 0477 | 0481 | 1310, 1331 | |||

Math | 0220 or 0230 | 0230 or 0240 | 0240 | 0290 | 0280 | |||

Electives | HPS or SPM | Science | Science |

### Suggested sequence of courses for the B.A. in Astronomy- Science Communication

Semester Term | (1) Fall | (2) Spring | (3) Fall | (4) Spring | (5) Fall | (6) Spring | (7) Fall | (8) Spring |

Astronomy |
0113 or 0413 |
1120 or 1263 | 1121 or 1122 | 1120 or 1263 | 1121 or 1122 | |||

Physics | 0174 or 0475 | 0175 or 0476 | 0219 or 0520, 0477 | 0481 | 1310, 1331 | |||

Math | 0220 or 0230 | 0230 or 0240 | 0240 | 0290 | 0280 | |||

Electives | HPS or SPM |
ENGCMP 0400 |
Com | Com | Com | Com |

### Suggested sequence of courses for the B.A. in Astronomy- Science Breadth

Semester Term | (1) Fall | (2) Spring | (3) Fall | (4) Spring | (5) Fall | (6) Spring | (7) Fall | (8) Spring |

Astronomy |
0113 or 0413 |
1120 or 1263 | 1121 or 1122 | 1120 or 1263 | 1121 or 1122 | |||

Physics | 0174 or 0475 | 0175 or 0476 | 0219 or 0520, 0477 | 1310, 1331 | ||||

Math | 0220 or 0230 | 0230 or 0240 | 0240 | 0290 | 0280 | |||

Electives | HPS | Sci | Sci | Sci | Sci | Sci | Sci |