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.
- 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
(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