F.A.Q.

Advising

Our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Bania (bania at bu.edu), coordinates departmental faculty advising. Please email him with the update that you have recently changed your major, and he will assign you an Astronomy faculty advisor.

All changes in major are managed by the CAS Academic Advising Office. Please go to http://www.bu.edu/casadvising/ and click on “Forms” at the top of the screen. Select Major/Minor Declaration to add, change, or update your major.

Similar to declaring or changing your major, declaring a minor is managed by the CAS Academic Advising Office. Please go to http://www.bu.edu/casadvising/ and click on “Forms” at the top of the screen. Select Major/Minor Declaration to add, change, or update your minor.

Please contact your faculty advisor for your advising code.

Please email the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Bania (bania at bu.edu), to request any changes to your advising assignment.

 

Registration

Check course listings here:
Courses for Non-Science Majors
(100-level) or Courses for Science Majors (200-400 level)

All registration deadlines can be found on the University Registrar’s website: http://www.bu.edu/reg/calendars/.

Degree Requirements

All majors offered by the Astronomy department are outlined in detail in the Programs page. In the sidebar on the right are pages for each major; these are also accessible by clicking on the link in the Program page corresponding to your major.

All required courses as well as recommended courses are listed for each major, along with any notes.

For additional information, see the CAS Bulletin link at the bottom of each major’s page.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit approval for any corresponding BU Astronomy course is overseen by our Director of Undergraduate Studies. Forms may be dropped off in person to CAS Room 514 or sent electronically to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. (Professor Bania, bania at bu.edu)

Equivalency requirements for transfer credit corresponding to any Boston University Astronomy department course are outlined here.

Class Related

The Astronomy Library is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Access after 5:00pm or on weekends is restricted to the BU community. For more information, go to: http://www.bu.edu/library/astronomy/.