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School of Science & Engineering: Physics > Astronomy

Phone: (845) 257-3740
Location: Wooster Science Building Room 102
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/physics


Major in Astronomy - 49 credits

Required Astronomy courses......................9 credits
PHY205 Exploring the Solar System (3)
PHY340 Introduction to Astrophysics (3)
PHY341 Observational Astronomy (3)

Elective Astronomy courses*.......................9 credits
PHY342 Planetarium Operation (3)
PHY343 Solar Physics (3)
PHY344 Extraterrestrial Life (3)

*Other elective offerings to come

Physics courses...........................................15 credits
PHY201 General Physics I (3)
PHY211 Physics I Lab (1)
PHY202 General Physics II (3)
PHY212 General Physics II Lab (1)
PHY306 Mechanics I (3)
PHY308 Modern Physics I (3)
PHY310 Modern Physics I Lab (1)

Cognate courses..........................................16 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3)
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHE202 General Chemistry II (3)
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)