Major Code: PHYSAST
BA degree awarded
44 - 48 hours to complete
11-12 courses required
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The BA program in physics and astronomy offers a core astronomy curriculum along with a selection of elective courses so that coherent programs may be planned that combine the fundamentals of astronomy and other disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences. It is well suited to students preparing to enter medicine, dentistry, law, business, science writing, secondary school teaching, and multidisciplinary fields of science.

Required: Physics 116, 151, 152, 211, 253, 254 (or, alternatively both 361 and 365), either 311S or 312S, two four-hour physics electives approved by the departmental adviser, and Mathematics 111 and 112.