Required Astronomy Courses (9 Credits)
PHY2053
PHY3403
PHY3413
Elective Astronomy Courses (9 Credits) 1
PHY3423
PHY3433
PHY3443
Physics Courses (15 Credits)
PHY2013
PHY2111
PHY2023
PHY2121
PHY3063
PHY3083
PHY3101
Cognate Courses (16 Credits)
CHE2013
CHE2111
CHE2023
CHE2121
MAT2514
MAT2524
Total Credits49

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
PHY205 3
CHE201 3
CHE211 1
MAT251 4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
 Credits14
Spring
PHY201 3
PHY211 1
CHE202 3
CHE212 1
MAT252 4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
PHY340 3
PHY202 3
PHY212 1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
 Credits16
Spring
Astronomy Elective 3
PHY306 3
PHY308 3
PHY310 1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
 Credits16
Year 3
Fall
PHY341 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Astronomy Elective 3
PHY310 if available 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Upper-division Elective 3
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
Astronomy Elective 3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI) 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121