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Astronomy-Astrophysics

Associate in Science

Astronomy / Astrophysics is the application of physical principles to the study of the formation of planets, stars, galaxies, etc. and what drives their evolutionary processes. Despite the use of two terms, astronomers and astrophysicists receive basically the same training.

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Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 67
  • Contact Hours: 75

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
MATH-145Pre-Calculus 55
ASTR-117
  and
ASTR-117L
The Solar System
  and
The Solar System lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
Total 1516
Winter
MATH-170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 55
ASTR-118
  and
ASTR-118L
Stellar Astronomy
  and
Stellar Astronomy Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
Choose one of the following
ARBC-111Beginning Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 1617
Spring / Summer
MATH-180Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 55
Total 55
Year Two
Fall
MATH-250Multivariable Calculus 55
PHYS-287
  and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
  and
General Physics I Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
Total 1519
Winter
MATH-280Differential Equations 44
PHYS-288
  and
PHYS-288L
General Physics II
  and
General Physics II Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
Total 1618

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62
  • Contact Hours: 70

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
MATH-170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 55
ASTR-117
  and
ASTR-117L
The Solar System
  and
The Solar System lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
Total 1516
Winter
MATH-180Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 55
ASTR-118
  and
ASTR-118L
Stellar Astronomy
  and
Stellar Astronomy Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Total 1617
Year Two
Fall
MATH-250Multivariable Calculus 55
PHYS-287
  and
PHYS-287L
General Physics I
  and
General Physics I Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
CHEM-131
  and
CHEM-131L
  and
CHEM-131R
General Chemistry I
  and
General Chemistry I Lab
  and
General Chemistry I Recitation
5
  and
0
  and
0
3
  and
3
  and
1
Total 1519
Winter
MATH-280Differential Equations 44
PHYS-288
  and
PHYS-288L
General Physics II
  and
General Physics II Lab
5
  and
0
5
  and
2
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
Total 1618
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