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2015-2016 Catalog

Physics Major with an Astronomy Concentration

Requirements

Complete the requirements for either the A.B. or B.S. degree in Physics as noted above.

Two of the physics electives must be consistent with the concentration:

Choose Two from below:

PHYS 104Astronomy: The Solar System

PHYS 108Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies and the Big Bang

PHYS 304Observational Astronomy

PHYS 308Astrophysics

For the BS degree:

PHYS 304Observational Astronomy

PHYS 308Astrophysics

For the AB degree: The BS option or

PHYS 108Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies and the Big Bang

And

PHYS 304Observational Astronomy

Or

PHYS 104Astronomy: The Solar System

And

PHYS 308Astrophysics

In special circumstances, students who have taken advanced electrical and computer engineering or mechanical engineering courses in electromagnetic theory, electronics, dynamics, or thermodynamics may waive certain of these required courses with approval of the head of the physics department and the Academic Progress Committee.

Advanced courses from other science or engineering departments may be substituted for physics elective courses and up to two required physics courses with the approval of the head of the physics department and the Academic Progress Committee, when doing so will produce a coherent program of physics applied to an interdisciplinary field such as material science, biophysics, geophysics, etc.

The Common Course of Study is required.