Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Astronomy/Planetary Sciences

 
FRESHMAN

FALL Credits
First Year Seminar 101 1
WRT 101 3
AST 100 1
PHY 131/PHY 133 or PHY 141/PHY 133 4
MAT 131 or MAT 141 4
SBC  3
Total  16
 
SPRING Credits
First Year Seminar 102 1
WRT 102 3
PHY 132/PHY 134 or PHY 142/PHY 134 4
MAT 132 or MAT 142 4
SBC  3
SBC  3
 Total  18
 
SOPHOMORE

FALL Credits
PHY 251/PHY 252 4
MAT 205 or AMS 261  3
AST 205  3
PHY 277  3
Upper-division SBC  3
 Total  16
 
SPRING Credits
PHY 306  3
MAT 305 or AMS 361   3 
AST 200 1
AST 203   4
Upper-division SBC  3
 Total  14
 
JUNIOR

FALL Credits
AST 341 or AST 443*  3-4
MAT elective  3
PHY 301  3
PHY 303  3
SBC  3
 Total  15-16
 
SPRING Credits
AST 347 or AST 346*  3 
PHY 308  3
PHY 300  3
Upper-division elective  3
SBC  3
 Total  15
 
SENIOR

FALL Credits
AST 443 or AST 341* 3-4
Upper-division SBC
SBC
SBC
SBC 3
 Total 15-16
 
SPRING Credits
AST 346 or AST 347* 3
Upper-division SBC 3
Upper-division Elective 3
SBC  3 
SBC  3
 Total 15 

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