BA in Astronomy & Physics

Prerequisites

  • CAS AS 202
  • CAS AS 203
  • CAS PY 251 (or 211)
  • CAS PY 252 (or 212)

Principal (Required) Courses

  • CAS AS 311
  • CAS AS 312
  • CAS AS 441 or CAS PY 581
  • CAS MA 123
  • CAS MA 124
  • CAS MA 225
  • CAS PY 351 (or 313)
  • CAS PY 355
  • CAS PY 405
  • CAS PY 406
  • CAS PY 408
  • CAS PY 410
  • CAS PY 451

and at least two courses from the following list:

  • CAS AS 413
  • CAS AS 414
  • CAS PY 452

Students who enter the program with a strong background in calculus may substitute CAS MA 127 or MA 129 for the combination of CAS MA 123 and MA 124, in consultation with their academic advisor.

Recommended Courses

Any from the above list of courses, if not taken as a principal course, in addition to CAS MA 226, MA 242, PY 371, GE 302, GE 310, CS 111 and CS 112. Students who are interested in applying to graduate school to study astronomy or astrophysics are generally advised to choose this major.