Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Astronomy

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.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

  

Freshman Year

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 Compostion)  3 English (IC), (ENG 3050, Tech'l Comm recommeded)  3
University/College Group Requirement  3 Elective I*  3
Total  15 Total  15

Sophomore Year

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
Oral Comm (OC), (ENG 3060 recommended)  3 Elective III* 3-4
University Group/College Requirement  3 University Group/College Requirement 3
Total  15 Total  14-15

Junior Year

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
Elective IV* 3    
Total 15-16 Total 14

Senior Year

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
Total 16 Total 15-16

          * 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.

           Dawn Niedermiller   

           Undergraduate Academic Advisor

          WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

          Office: 156 Physics Research Bldg

          666 W. Hancock Ave, Detroit, MI  48201

          dniedermiller@wayne.edu

          Phone: 313-577-0180

To make appointment, go to https://wams.wayne.edu/go/LS_PHY