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.
- 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
(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