Astronomy Undergraduate Program

Astronomy B.S. Suggested Schedule

Freshman Year

Fall Spring

MATH 125, Calculus I

5

MATH 126, Calculus II

5

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 1    

3

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 1    

3

PHSX 150, Seminar in Physics, Astronomy & Engineering Physics

0.5

PHSX 211/213, General Physics I
(majors are encouraged to take 213

4/5

CHEM 130, Found. Chemistry I

5

PHSX 216, Physics I Lab (required with PHSX 211)

1

Elective/KU Core

3

Elective/KU Core

3

 

16.5

 

16

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 212 or 214, General Physics II

3/4

MATH  320, Differential Equations

3

PHSX 236, Physics II Lab (required with PHSX 212)

1

KU Core Goal 2, outcome 2

3

MATH 290, Elem. Linear Algebra

2

PHSX 313, General Physics III

3

MATH 127, Vector Calculus

3

PHSX 316, Intermediate Physics Lab

1

EECS 138, Intro to Computing or
EECS 168, Programming I

3-4

Elective/KU Core

3

Elective/KU Core

    3

ASTR 391, Physical Astronomy

3

 

15-16

 

16

Junior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 521, Mechanics I

3

PHSX 511, Intro. Quantum Mechanics

3

Math elective

3

Elective/KU Core

6

ASTR 591 and 596    or    691 and  elective

5/6

ASTR 592/692

3

PHSX 516, Physical Measurements or electives

4

PHSX 536, Elec. Circ. Meas. & Design or electives (Astronomy B.S. majors take PHSX 536 or 516)

4/3

 

15/16

 

16/15

Senior Year

Fall Spring

PHSX 671, Thermal Physics

3

ASTR 503, Undergraduate Research

1

PHSX 531, Electricity & Magnetism

3

ASTR 592/692

3

ASTR 691 and elective or   591+596  

6/5

Elective/KU Core

9

Elective/KU Core

3

PHSX elective

3

 

15/14

 

16

 

Courses that are only offered in semester listed are annotated in boldface type.


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