Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Astronomy/Planetary Sciences

 

Freshman Fall Credits Spring Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1 First Year Seminar 102 1
D.E.C. A 3 D.E.C. A 3

AST 100

1 PHY 132/PHY 134 or PHY 142/PHY 134 4
PHY 131/PHY 133 or PHY 141/PHY 133 4 MAT 132 or MAT 142 4
MAT 131 or MAT 141 4 Elective 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 16 Total 18
       
Sophomore Fall Credits Spring Credits
PHY 251/PHY 252 4 PHY 306 3
MAT 205 or AMS 261 3 MAT 305 or AMS 361 3
AST 205 or D.E.C. 3 AST 200 1
PHY 277 3 AST 203 4
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Total 16 Total 14
       
Junior Fall Credits Spring Credits
AST 341 or AST 443*       3-4 AST 347 or AST 346* 3
MAT elective 3 PHY 308 3
PHY 301 3 PHY 300 3
PHY 303 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. or AST 205 3 Upper-Division elective 3
Total   15-16 Total 15
       
Senior Fall Credits Spring Credits
AST 443 or AST 341*       3-4 AST 346 or AST 347* 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
D.E.C. 3 D.E.C. 3
Elective 3 Upper-Division elective 3
Upper-Division elective 3 Elective 3
Total   15-16 Total 15

*AST 341 and AST 443 are offered in alternate fall semesters. AST 346 and 347 are offered in alternate spring semesters.