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Physics Path to Astronomy/Astrophysics

The path to graduate study in astrophysics selects major electives that emphasize the theoretical preparation required for graduate study while simultaneously exposing you to a variety of astronomy topics.

Suggested major electives (31 credit hours):
  • Astr 1010/1011 Planetary Astronomy (4)
  • Astr 1020/1021 Stellar Astronomy (4)
  • Astr 2010 Problems in Planetary Astronomy (1)
  • Astr 2020 Problems in Stellar Astronomy (1)
  • Astr 3005/3006 Observational Astronomy (2)
  • Astr 3030/3031 Methods and Instrumentation in Astronomy (3)
  • Astr 4010 Astrophysics I: Introduction to Stellar Structure and Evolution (3)
  • Astr 4020 Astrophysics II: Galactic Structure and Cosmology (3)
  • Phys 3100/3101 Optics (4)
  • Phys 3740 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
  • Phys 4300 Image Processing (3)