I just switched into Astronomy; how do I get an Astronomy advisor?
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.
I’d like to change my major to Astronomy. How do I do that?
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.
I’d like to minor in Astronomy. What do I need to do?
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.
I’ve misplaced my advising sticker. How do I get my advising code?
Please contact your faculty advisor for your advising code.
I’d like to switch advisors; how can I do that?
Please email the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Bania (bania at bu.edu), to request any changes to your advising assignment.
Is ____ course offered next semester?
Where are the deadlines for add/drops & registration?
All registration deadlines can be found on the University Registrar’s website: http://www.bu.edu/reg/calendars/.
Where do I find the course requirements for my major?
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.
To whom do I submit transfer forms?
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)
What are the equivalency requirements for transfer course credit in Astronomy?
Equivalency requirements for transfer credit corresponding to any Boston University Astronomy department course are outlined here.
When is the Astronomy Library open?
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/.
I’m a BU student and would like to study in the Astronomy library over the weekend. How do I get access?
After-hours or weekend access to the library, for BU students, is available by contacting our Observatory Manager, Quinn Sykes (qtsykes at bu.edu).
How do I get swipe card access to the observatory?