Baylor University
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

B.A. in Astronomy

The Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy provides a traditional liberal arts education with a solid set of core courses in astronomy.

Please refer to the BA Astronomy Planner for a suggested sequence of courses.
Note that many courses are offered only in the fall or only in the spring.

Astronomy requirements:

  • Each of:
    PHY 1420 � General Physics I
    PHY 1430 � General Physics II
    PHY 2350 � Modern Physics
    PHY 2360 � Mathematical and Computational Physics
    PHY 2455 � Foundations of Astronomy
    PHY 3320 � Intermediate Classical Mechanics
    PHY 3350 � Topics in Astronomy
    PHY 3455 � Observational Astronomy
    PHY 4150 � Instructional Observing
    PHY 4350 � Introduction to Stellar Structure and Evolution
    PHY 4351 � Introduction to Modern Cosmology
    PHY 4001 � Exit Exam
Other requirements:

(Each course must apply to a major in its department.)

  • Chemistry (three semester hours)
  • Computer science (three semester hours)
  • MTH 1321, 1322, 2311, 2321, 3325, and 3326