Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Astronomy, B.S.

Four-Year Academic Map 2020-2021

This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2020-2021 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

This academic plan is for students who place into MATH 241 or higher. Students who place into a lower Math course will have additional coursework. Please contact your advisor.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 180 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ASTR 110L 1
MATH 241 (FQ: Quantitative Reasoning) 4
CHEM 161 or GEOL 111 (DP: Physical Science) 3
CHEM 161L or GEOL 111L (DY: Science Laboratory) 1
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
Credits 15

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 181 3
PHYS 170 4
MATH 242 4
CS 150 or CS 172 (Fall) See note 4 3
Credits 14

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PHYS 272 4
MATH 243 3
MATH 300 3
ASTR 250 See note 5 3
ASTR 250L 2
PHYS 170L See note 6 1
Credits 16

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 260 3
ASTR 260L 1
PHYS 274 3
PHYS 272L See note 6 1
MATH 244 3
WI Elective (Rec: ENG 225 WI) 3
Credits 14

Year 2: Summer Semester

Course Credit
ASTR/PHYS Upper Elective See note 7 or Elective (Rec: ASTR 385 (GE GCC)) 3
Credits 3

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 350 3
ASTR 350L 2
PHYS 341 3
PHYS 331 3
GE HPP (Rec: HWST 211 or HWST 213 (DH: Humanities)) 3
Credits 14

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR 351 3
ASTR 351L 2
DB: Biological Science (Rec: ASTR 150 ) 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
WI Elective 3
Credits 14

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
ASTR/PHYS Upper Elective See note 7 (Rec: PHYS 371 See note 8) 3
ASTR 495A 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
DS: Social Science I 3
GL: Language Arts 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
Credits 16

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ASTR/PHYS Upper Elective See note 7 (Rec: PHYS 330 or PHYS 330 See note 8) 3
ASTR 495B 1
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
DS: Social Science II 3
WI Upper Elective 3
GE GCC or Elective 3
Credits 16

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.
  4. CS 150 is offered every semester; CS 172 is offered only in the Fall. Either satisfies the BS ASTR requirement.
  5. ASTR 250 - Please contact Instructor for Prerequisite Override for PHYS 272 .
  6. PHYS 170L is currently offered in the Fall semesters, and PHYS 272L is offered in the Spring semesters.
  7. Take an additional 6 credits in PHYS or ASTR at the 300- or 400- level, not including ASTR 400 .
  8. PHYS 330 is only offered in the Spring on even numbered years, PHYS 430 is only offered in the Spring on odd numbered years and PHYS 371 is only offered in the Fall on even numbered years. Please see your advisor to plan accordingly.