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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Physics Astrophysics Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3335

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593.0433
physics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/

David Tees, contact person
 

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in physics astrophysics provides a substantial introduction to classical and modern physics, with advanced course emphasis in theoretical and observational astronomy. Students graduating with this degree will have a good understanding of Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetic phenomena, thermodynamics, and special relativity along with expertise related to the physics of stars, the interstellar medium, and galaxies, and the methods by which each is studied. Students will also gain practical skills from laboratory and computer programming courses.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students changing into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Recipients of a B.S. degree in physics astrophysics possess high-level problem-solving skills that provide excellent preparation for graduate school programs in astronomy or astrophysics. This program can also prepare students for employment opportunities in research institutions, government, industry, or teaching. Graduates are employed by institutions of higher education, the aerospace, computer software, remote sensing, and communications industries, multiple governmental departments, planetariums, and non-profit organizations. This degree also prepares students for graduate study in astrophysics and related fields.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Physics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 45 semester credit hours in PHYS and ASTR coursework, including all the requirements below.

General Physics Sequence


General Physics I


Complete one of the following courses:

General Physics II


Complete one of the following courses:

Other Physics Courses


Complete the following courses:

Physics Seminar and Labs


Complete the following courses:

Physics Common Mathematics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Intermediate and Advanced Courses for Astrophysics Major


Astronomy Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Physics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

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