Planetary Science and Astronomy Example #1: Maximum science credits

Effective Date: Spring 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 020S - First Year Astronomy SeminarNotes for: ASTRO 020S

ASTRO 020S

Only available at University Park Select 11 credits in consultation with adviser from department list
2
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ASTRO 001 - Astronomical UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 001

ASTRO 001

Additional courses for the major
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ASTRO 005 - The Sky and PlanetsNotes for: ASTRO 005

ASTRO 005

Additional courses for the major
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ASTRO 006 - Stars, Galaxies, and the UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 006

ASTRO 006

Additional courses for the major
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
GEOSC 001 - Physical GeologyNotes for: GEOSC 001

GEOSC 001

Additional courses for the major
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
GA / GH / GSNotes for: GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ASTRO 120 - The Big Bang UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 120

ASTRO 120

Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ASTRO 130 - Black Holes in the UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 130

ASTRO 130

Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Total credits 14

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 110 - Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Prescribed courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 - Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Prescribed courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
PHYS 211 - General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 250 - Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250

PHYS 250

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ASTRO 140 - Life in the UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 140

ASTRO 140

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
CMPSC 201 - Programming for Engineers with C++Notes for: CMPSC 201

CMPSC 201

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EARTH 103 - Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts over the Next CenturyNotes for: EARTH 103

EARTH 103

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Advanced ElectiveNotes for: Advanced Elective

Advanced Elective

Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
3 - 4
Total credits 15 - 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 401 - Fundamentals of Planetary Science and AstronomyNotes for: ASTRO 401

ASTRO 401

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
Advanced ElectiveNotes for: Advanced Elective

Advanced Elective

Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 402 - Astronomical Telescopes, Techniques, and Data AnalysisNotes for: ASTRO 402

ASTRO 402

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
STAT 200 - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Advanced ElectiveNotes for: Advanced Elective

Advanced Elective

Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
3
1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 120 - The Big Bang UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 120

ASTRO 120

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ASTRO 130 - Black Holes in the UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 130

ASTRO 130

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL / GEOSC 474 - AstrobiologyNotes for: BIOL / GEOSC 474

BIOL / GEOSC 474

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
3
GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

3
GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

3
GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)."

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ASTRO 020S
Only available at University Park Select 11 credits in consultation with adviser from department list
ASTRO 001
Additional courses for the major
ASTRO 005
Additional courses for the major
ASTRO 006
Additional courses for the major
GEOSC 001
Additional courses for the major
CHEM 110
Prescribed Courses
CHEM 111
Prescribed Courses
MATH 141
Prescribed Courses
ASTRO 120
Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292
ASTRO 130
Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292
ENGL 015
General Education GWS
BIOL 110
Prescribed Courses
CHEM 112
Prescribed courses
CHEM 113
Prescribed courses
PHYS 211
Additional Courses
PHYS 250
Additional Courses
ASTRO 140
Additional Courses
CAS 100
General Education GWS
CMPSC 201
Additional Courses
EARTH 103
Additional Courses
GA / GH / GS
IL
Advanced Elective
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
ASTRO 401
Prescribed Courses
ENGL 202C
Prescribed Courses
EARTH 202
Additional Courses
GEOG 160
Additional Courses
Advanced Elective
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
ASTRO 402
Prescribed Courses
PHYS 212
Additional Courses
PHYS 251
Additional Courses
STAT 200
Prescribed Courses
Advanced Elective
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
ASTRO 120
Additional Courses
ASTRO 130
Additional Courses
BIOL / GEOSC 474
Prescribed Courses
Supporting Course
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
METEO 101
Additional Courses
Supporting Course
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level