Suggested Course Sequence
Below is a recommended course sequence for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Astronomy.
RED courses are Astronomy requirements.
|AST 2010/2011: Descriptive Astr + Lab||5||PHY2170/2171: University Physics I + Lab||5|
|MAT2010: Calculus I||4||MAT2020: Calculus II||4|
|English 1020 (Basic Composition)||3||English (IC), (ENG 3050, Tech'l Comm recommended)||3|
|University/College Group Requirement||3||Elective I*||3|
|PHY2180/2181: University Physics II + Lab||5||AST 4300: Planetary Ast & Space Science||3|
|PHY 3700: Mathematics for AST and BMP Majors||4||Elective II* - CHM 1220/1230 recommended||5|
|Oral Comm (OC), (ENG 3060 recommended)||3||Elective III*||3-4|
|University Group/College Requirement||3||University Group/College Requirement||3|
|PHY 3300/3310: Modern Physics + Lab||5||AST 4100/4200: Astronomical Techniques + Laboratory||5|
|Life Science (LS) Req't- BIO 1050 recommended||3-4||PHY 5340/5341: Optics + Lab||5|
|Foreign Language I||4||Foreign Language II||4|
|AST 5010: Astrophysics & Stellar Astronomy||3||AST 5100: Galaxies and the Universe||3|
|Foreign Language III||4||Elective VII*||3|
|Elective V*||3||University/College Group Requirement||3-4|
|Elective VI*||3||University/College Group Requirement||3|
|University/College Group Requirement||3||University/College Group Requirement||3|
* Electives include any College of Liberal Arts & Sciences course or prior approval from advisor.
AST 4200 (Astronomical Techniques Lab) is the Writing Intensive (WI).
120 total semester hours (credits) required for graduation.
See WSU Dept of Physics & Astronomy Advisor for all major and university General Education Requirements.
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy
Office: 156 Physics Research Bldg
666 W. Hancock Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
To make appointment, go to https://wams.wayne.edu/go/LS_PHY