All candidates for a degree in Applied Arts and Sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the General Catalog.  No more than 48 units in Astronomy can apply to the degree. A minor is not required with this major.

Preparation for the Major. Astronomy 201; Mathematics 150, 151, 252; Physics 195, 195L, 196, 196L, 197, 197L. (28 units)

Recommended: Chemistry 200, Computer Science 106 or 107.

Foreign Language Requirement.  Competency (equivalent to that which is normally attained through three consecutive semesters of college study) is required in one foreign language as part of the preparation for the major. Refer to the section of the General Catalog on “Graduation Requirements”.

Upper Division Writing Requirement. Passing the University’s Writing Proficiency Assessment with a score of 10 or above, or completing one or the approved writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Major. A minimum of 27 upper division units in astronomy and physics to include Astronomy 350, 440, 450; Mathematics 342A; Physics 350, 354; and six units selected with the approval of the astronomy undergraduate adviser. Recommended: Physics 360, 400A, 406.

A sample course program for the B.A. degree is as follows:

Year 1

Fall Semester

Course#TitleUnits
Math150Calculus 15
G. E.I-1Oral Communication3
G. E. IICHumanities3
G. S.100University Seminar1
Foreign Language(5)

Spring Semester

Course#TitleUnits
Phys195Principles of Physics3
Phys195LPrinciples of Physics Lab1
Math151Calculus II4
G. E.I-2Written Communication3
Foreign Language(5)

Year 2

Fall Semester

Course#TitleUnits
G. E.IIALife Science3
Math252Calculus III4
Phys196Principles of Physics3
Phys196LPrinciples of Physics Lab1
G. E. I-3Written Communication3

Spring Semester

Course#TitleUnits
Phys197Principles of Physics3
Phys197LPrinciples of Physics Lab1
Astr201Astronomy for Science Majors3
G. E. IIBSocial and Behavioral Science3
G. E.IICHumanities3
Foreign Language(3)

Year 3

Fall Semester

Course#TitleUnits
Math342AMethods of Applied Math I3
Phys350Classical Mechanics3
Astr450Astrophysics of Star Systems3
G. E. IIBSocial and Behavioral Science3
G. E. IICHumanities3
G. E. IIIAmerican Institutions3

Spring Semester

Course#TitleUnits
Astr/PhysElective3
Astr350Astronomical Techniques3
G. E. IICHumanities3
G. E.IIIAmerican Institutions3
G. E.IV Explorations3

Year 4

Fall Semester

Course#TitleUnits
Astr440Astrophysics of Stars3
Phys354Modern Physis3
Astr/PhysElective3
G. E. IVExplorations3
Elective3
Elective1

Spring Semester

Course#TitleUnits
G. E.Explorations3
Astr/PhysElective3
Astr/PhysElective3
Elective3
Upper Division Elective1