This challenging program offers a solid foundation in physics, along with specialized study for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in astronomy or astrophysics. Required and recommended courses are listed by the year in which they are taken by most students. The order is not fixed, but check the courses for prerequisite requirements. University and College requirements (including language, composition, and Tier III), and electives should be taken in conjunction with the required and recommended courses. Consult the department chair and astrophysics major advisor during your freshman year for help in planning your program. A minimum of 50 quarter hours are required.
If you are in the Honors Tutorial program, special combinations of some of the required and suggested courses are available. Consult with the astrophysics advisor.