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Program Sample Plan

Program name: Astrophysics B.A.
Sample Plan: Astrophysics
Total Credits: 120.0
The sample plan below shows you one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Your academic plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements, if you have multiple course options to choose from in your major, or if courses don't fit your schedule in a given term. Use Graduation Planner to make your customized plan, and work with your academic adviser to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time.
Year 1 - Fall Semester: 13.0 cr
CLA 1001: First Year Experience 1.0 cr
Freshman Composition :4.0 cr
MATH 1271 - Calculus I : 4.0 cr : MATH
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I : 4.0 cr : PHYS, WI
Year 1 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
CLA 1002: First Year Experience 1.0 cr
MATH 1272 - Calculus II : 4.0 cr
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II : 4.0 cr : PHYS, WI
LE (Global Perspectives) :3.0 cr
LE (Arts/Humanities) :3.0 cr
Year 2 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations : 4.0 cr
PHYS 2201 - Introductory Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics : 4.0 cr
PHYS 2503 - Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity : 4.0 cr
LE (Environment) :3.0 cr
Year 2 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
AST 2001 - Introduction to Astrophysics : 4.0 cr
PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics : 4.0 cr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus : 4.0 cr
PHYS 3041 - Mathematical Methods for Physicists : 3.0 cr
Year 3 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
Language :5.0 cr
AST 4001 - Astrophysics I : 4.0 cr
PHYS 4001 - Analytical Mechanics : 4.0 cr
PHYS 3605W - Modern Physics Laboratory : 3.0 cr : WI
Year 3 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
Language :5.0 cr
PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism : 4.0 cr
LE (Literature) :3.0 cr
LE (Diversity and Soc Justice US) :3.0 cr
Year 4 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
Language :5.0 cr
PHYS 4303 - Electrodynamics and Waves : 3.0 cr : Preferred Course
AST 5012 - The Interstellar Medium : 4.0 cr
AST 4002 - Astrophysics II : 4.0 cr
Year 4 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
Language :5.0 cr
AST 4994W - Directed Research : 3.0 cr : WI
LE (Technology and Society) :4.0 cr
PHYS 4511 - Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics : 3.0 cr