Recommended Academic Plan for Astronomy & Astrophysics Graduate Studies Option

Effective Date: Spring 2014

Semester 1

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

ASTRO 020S

Only available at University Park
2
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

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 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
PHYS 211 - General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

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
GA / GH / GSNotes for: GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
English 015/030 Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015/030

ENGL 015/030

General Education GWS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

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 111 - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

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.
1
CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

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
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

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
GHANotes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 291 - Astronomical Methods and the Solar SystemNotes for: ASTRO 291

ASTRO 291

Only available at University Park Fall Semester
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
4
2
PHYS 214 - General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum PhysicsNotes for: PHYS 214

PHYS 214

Prescribed courses
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2
CAS 100 - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

GWS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 292 - Astronomy of the Distant Universe Notes for: ASTRO 292

ASTRO 292

Only available at University Park Spring Semester
3
4
3
3
IL/US / GA / GH / GSNotes for: IL/US / GA / GH / GS

IL/US / GA / GH / GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
2
ASTRO 4XXNotes for: ASTRO 4XX

ASTRO 4XX

Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
3
3
3
IL/US / GA / GH / GS

IL/US / GA / GH / GS

3
GHANotes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 15.5

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 4XXNotes for: ASTRO 4XX

ASTRO 4XX

Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
3
PHYS 400Notes for: PHYS 400

PHYS 400

Prescribed course
3
CMPSC/MATH/STAT

CMPSC/MATH/STAT

3
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

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

IL/US / GA / GH / GS

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 4XXNotes for: ASTRO 4XX

ASTRO 4XX

Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
3
3
PHYS 4XX

PHYS 4XX

3
GA / GH / GSNotes for: GA / GH / GS

GA / GH / GS

Requirements for this course
  • † 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 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
ASTRO 4XXNotes for: ASTRO 4XX

ASTRO 4XX

Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
3
PHYS 4XX

PHYS 4XX

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 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 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

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
MATH 140
Prescribed Courses
CHEM 110
Prescribed Courses
PHYS 211
Prescribed Courses
ENGL 015/030
General Education GWS
MATH 141
Prescribed Courses
CHEM 111
Prescribed Courses
CHEM 112
Prescribed Courses
ASTRO 291
Only available at University Park Fall Semester
MATH 230
Prescribed courses
PHYS 213
Prescribed courses
PHYS 214
Prescribed courses
CAS 100
GWS
ASTRO 292
Only available at University Park Spring Semester
MATH 251
Prescribed courses
PHYS 237
Prescribed courses
CMPSC 121
GQ
CMPSC 201
GQ
CMPSC 202
GQ
ASTRO 320
Prescribed Course GN
ASTRO 4XX
Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
MATH 405
Prescribed course
PHYS 419 (MATH 419)
Prescribed course
ASTRO 4XX
Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
PHYS 400
Prescribed course
ENGL 202C
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
ASTRO 4XX
Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
PHYS 410
Prescribed course
ASTRO 4XX
Any Astro 4XX class will satisfy this requirement except Astro 401, 402, or 496
Supporting Course
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
Supporting Course
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level
Supporting Course
Select from department list in consultation with advisor, at least 6 credits in this category must be at the 400-level