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2012 - 2013

BS in Physics-Astronomy
(66–69 hours*)


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  1. No more than 3 hours of D credit is allowed in major courses.
  2. Complete the following:
  3. Complete two courses from the following:
  4. Complete one of the following options:
  5. Complete one course from the following:
  6. Complete a senior thesis, including the following:
    1. Choose a research mentor and group as early as possible, starting with information in Phscs 191 and 291, and discussions with faculty, your advisor, and the senior thesis coordinator. It is best to start as a freshman or sophomore. Some internships may qualify for your project.
    2. Complete two hours of the following

  • Note: Students planning on graduate school in astronomy should consider taking all four of PHSCS 360, 442, 452, 471, instead of only two. Gain statistics and computer programming skills beyond what you get in this major by taking courses such as STAT 201 (Statistics for Engineers and Scientists) and courses such as PHSCS 430 (Computational Physics 3), CS 142 (Introduction to Programming), and ME EN 373 (Introduction to Scientific Computing).


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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