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BS Astronomy

Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan.

Placement into MATH 241

Y1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 180 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ASTR 110L 1
MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
PHYS 170 4
PHYS 170L WI 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 16

Y1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 181 3
MATH 242 4
PHYS 272 4
PHYS 272L 1
CHEM 161 (DP: Physical Science) 3
Credits 15

Y2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 250 3
ASTR 250L 2
PHYS 274 3
MATH 300 3
CS 150 3
CHEM 161L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
Credits 15

Y2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 260 3
ASTR 260L 1
PHYS 341 3
MATH 243 3
Elective (Rec: ENG 225 WI) 3
Credits 13

Y2: Summer Semester

Course Credit
ASTR/PHYS Upper Elective (Rec: HIST 152 (GE GCC)) 3
Credits 3

Y3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 350 3
ASTR 350L 2
MATH 244 3
PHYS 331 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
Credits 14

Y3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 351 3
ASTR 351L 2
DB: Biological Science 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
Elective 3
Credits 14

Y4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
Elective 3
ASTR 495A 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
DS: Social Science I 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Upper Elective (300-400) 3
Credits 16

Y4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR/PHYS Upper Elective (WI) 3
ASTR 495B 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
DS: Social Science II 3
GE HPP 3
Elective 1
Credits 14

Notes:

  1. A Minimum of 30 upper division semester hours (300-level courses or above) is required.
  2. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  3. Three WI-certified courses, at least one at the 300/400 level.

*Students should plan on taking ASTR 260-260L and ASTR 250-250L during Year 2. The courses may be offered in either semester and students should plan accordingly.