Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astronomy, B.A.

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Requirements for the Astronomy Major:

Physics 010 Requirement

A passing grade in PHY 010   (zero credit) is required for all students completing their WS requirement.

Senior Writing (WS) Requirement

Astronomy majors may fulfill the Senior Writing (WS) requirement in the following options: completing a physics one-term or the physics two-term senior thesis option; thesis research in another department if an ID or double major may also satisfy this requirement; or by special permission of the instructor and department through an additional writing component added to an upper-level course.

Additional Requirements

  • One science course outside the department (if all other requirements are fulfilled only in Physics and Astronomy Department).
  • Students are expected to attend the weekly departmental colloquium series to gain an appreciation for current research in physics related areas.
  • *Students wishing to pursue graduate work in astronomy are advised to major in physics and minor in astrophysics. 

Requirements for Honors in Physics and Astronomy:

In addition to the requirements for the major, the student must take PHY 491  , submit an honors thesis, and satisfy College requirements for departmental honors.

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