This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Astronomy

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
PHY205 Exploring the Solar System (NSCI)3
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
MAT251 Calculus I4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total14
CourseCredits
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
MAT252 Calculus II4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Astronomy Elective3
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total16
CourseCredits
PHY340 Introduction to Astrophysics3
PHY306 Mechanics 13
PHY308 Modern Physics I3
PHY310 Modern Physics Laboratory1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Total16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Astronomy Elective3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Upper-division Elective3
Upper-division Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
PHY341 Observational Astronomy3
PHY310 Modern Physics Lab (if available)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Upper-division Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Astronomy Elective3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI)3
Upper-division Elective3
Upper-division Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
Upper-division Elective3
Upper-division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Total Credits: 121