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Secondary Major in Astrophysics

The Secondary Major in Astrophysics allows students in other degree programs to broaden their university experience by completing a foundational set of astrophysics courses. Students who complete these requirements will receive a "Secondary Major in Astrophysics" notation on their diplomas in addition to the degree associated with their primary degree program.

Please refer to the Secondary Majors web page for more information.

Note that many courses are offered only in the fall or only in the spring.

Astrophysics 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 3330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
    PHY 3350 Topics in Astronomy
    PHY 3372 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
    PHY 4340 Statistical and Thermal Physics
    PHY 4001 Exit Exam
  • One of:
    PHY 4350 Introduction to Stellar Structure and Evolution
    PHY 4351 Introduction to Modern Cosmology
Other requirements:
  • MTH 1321, 1322, 2311, 2321, 3325, and 3326