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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Astronomy Major


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Faculty: See Physics and Astronomy Department 

Requirements for Concentration:


10 units, including 5 units of astronomy, 3 units of physics including PHYS 200 , and 2 additional units of intermediate or advanced work in either astronomy, physics, geology, computer science, or chemistry to be selected with the approval of the adviser. Only one introductory level astronomy course may count toward the major.

Prospective majors should consult the department as soon as possible. Normally such students should elect physics and mathematics as freshmen. After the declaration of an astronomy major, no astronomy courses or courses counted towards the major may be elected NRO.

Recommendations:


Additional work in mathematics, physics, and computer science is recommended. In particular, students planning on graduate work in astronomy should complete  PHYS 320  and PHYS 341 .

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