| The B .A. in Astronomy consists of 33 hours of required astronomy and physics
courses in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, 8 hours of Calculus, and at least 10 additional hours in the Natural
Sciences and Mathematics, chosen with the advisor's approval. This program is intended to provide the combination of
fundamental physics, together with both general and advanced astronomy, required for a career in astronomy or a related area.
It also has the flexibility required by students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary studies, or prepare for careers in
teaching or other professions requiring a fundamental understanding of the physical sciences.
The sequence of courses shown below is a typical one for an astronomy major, but many other course selections are
possible. In particular a student who begins with a good math background might take calculus in the freshman year, and
PHYS 2130-2140 instead of PHYS 2070-2080-2100. The student must also satisfy all the degree requirements of the University
Core and the College of Arts & Sciences. The official degree requirements are published in the Catalog of the University