Astrophysics Track - Curriculum & Duration

The following is a typical curriculum for physics students entering the University in Fall 2015; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Principles of Chemistry I, II
Principles of Chemistry Lab I, II
Physical Education I, II
Physics Orientation
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Precalculus, Calculus I
Physics I
Humanities of Social Sciences General Education Requirement

Second Year

Calculus II, III
Physics II, III
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Probability
Computer Programming I
Humanities of Social Sciences General Education Requirement
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements

Third Year

Differential Equations
Modern Physics I
Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I, II
Introduction to Communication
Differential Geometry
Advanced Lab
Electricity and Magnetism
Quantum Mechanics

Fourth Year

Statistical Mechanics
The Physics of Stars and Black Holes
Undergraduate Research in Physics
Physics Seminar
Optics and Wave Phenomena
Introduction to Cosmology
Advanced Research in Physics
Physics Elective
Free Electives
Humanities or Social Science General Education Requirements