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 Counts as a supporting course
2
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I *#†Notes 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 1 - Astronomical UniverseNotes for: ASTRO 1

ASTRO 1

Additional courses for the major
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ASTRO 5 - The Sky and PlanetsNotes for: ASTRO 5

ASTRO 5

Additional courses for the major
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ASTRO 6 - 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 1 - Physical Geology *#†Notes for: GEOSC 1

GEOSC 1

Additional courses for the major Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I *#†Notes 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 I †Notes 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 II †Notes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

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

ASTRO 120

Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292 Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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 Universe *#†Notes for: ASTRO 130

ASTRO 130

Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292 Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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 Biodiversity *#†Notes 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 II *†Notes 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 II †Notes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

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

PHYS 211

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

PHYS 250

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

ASTRO 140

Additional Courses Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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 Century †Notes for: EARTH 103

EARTH 103

Additional Courses Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 202(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics *#†Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Prescribed Courses GQ
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
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 401 - Fundamentals of Planetary Science and Astronomy *Notes 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 Writing †Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Prescribed Courses GWS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EARTH 402 - Modeling the Earth SystemNotes for: EARTH 402

EARTH 402

Additional Courses Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 402(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
3
GEOG 160 - Mapping our Changing WorldNotes for: GEOG 160

GEOG 160

Additional Courses Is not able to count as a GS course if taken for the major requirements Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 202(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
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
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 402 - Astronomical Telescopes, Techniques, and Data Analysis *Notes for: ASTRO 402

ASTRO 402

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism †Notes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 251 - Introductory Physics II †Notes for: PHYS 251

PHYS 251

Additional Courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
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
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 14.5

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 120 - The Big Bang Universe *#†Notes for: ASTRO 120

ASTRO 120

Additional Courses Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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 Universe *#†Notes for: ASTRO 130

ASTRO 130

Additional Courses Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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
BIOL / GEOSC 474 - Astrobiology *Notes for: BIOL / GEOSC 474

BIOL / GEOSC 474

Prescribed Courses
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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
3
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
METEO 101 - Understanding Weather Forecasting †Notes for: METEO 101

METEO 101

Additional Courses GN Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 202(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
3
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 Counts as a supporting course
ASTRO 1
Additional courses for the major
ASTRO 5
Additional courses for the major
ASTRO 006
Additional courses for the major
GEOSC 1
Additional courses for the major Is a C or better course if used for ETM
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 Is a C or better course if used for ETM
ASTRO 130
Additional Courses -- Select 9 credits from ASTRO 120, 130, 140, or 292 Is a C or better course if used for ETM
ENGL 15
General Education GWS
ENGL 30
GWS
ESL 15
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 Is a C or better course if used for ETM
CAS 100
General Education GWS
CMPSC 201
Additional Courses
EARTH 103
Additional Courses Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 202(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
GA / GH / GS
IL
STAT 200
Prescribed Courses GQ
ASTRO 401
Prescribed Courses
ENGL 202C
Prescribed Courses GWS
EARTH 402
Additional Courses Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 402(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
GEOG 160
Additional Courses Is not able to count as a GS course if taken for the major requirements Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 202(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
Supporting Course
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
Supporting Course
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
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 Is a C or better course if used for ETM
ASTRO 130
Additional Courses Is a C or better course if used for ETM
BIOL / GEOSC 474
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
METEO 101
Additional Courses GN Select 12 credits from EARTH 100 GN(3), EARTH 103 GN(3), EARTH 106 GN(3), EARTH 150 GN(3), EARTH 202(3), GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 202(4), GEOSC 203(4), GEOSC 204(4), METEO 101 GN(3), METEO 201(3)
Advanced Elective
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level