2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 20, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BS – Astronomy Concentration (uTrack Requirements)


Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. For specific course requirements, refer to the description of the major and the Arts and Sciences requirements  listed in the Catalog, and consult an academic advisor.

Requirements for Physics Major – Astronomy Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)* 3 MATH 119  or MATH ACT 25
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 4  
PHYS 135 * or PHYS 137 * 4-5  
Social Sciences* 3  
Term 2
COSC 102  4 ENGL 101 *
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)* 3 MATH 130  or MATH ACT 28
MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 4  
PHYS 136 * or PHYS 138 * 4-5  
Term 3
ASTR 217 * 4 MATH 141 *
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3 PHYS 135 *
MATH 231   3  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
PHYS 250   4  
Term 4
ASTR 218 * 4 COSC 102 
Foreign Language (intermediate level)* 3 ENGL 102 *
MATH 241   4 MATH 142 *
PHYS 321   3 PHYS 136 *
Term 5
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 MATH 231  
MATH 435   3 MATH 241  
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3 PHYS 250  
PHYS 311   3  
PHYS 361   3  
Term 6
Arts and Humanities (List A)* 3 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400 level) hours
PHYS 421   4  
Social Sciences* 3  
2Connections 3  
1Elective 2  
Term 7
ASTR 490   3 Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3  
PHYS 411   3  
PHYS 431   3  
2Connections 3  
Term 8
ASTR 411   3 Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400 level) hours
Communicating Orally Elective* 3  
PHYS 461   3  
2Connections 3  
Global Challenges 3  
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
1 All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.
2 The Connections requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways: (1) by completing 9 hours from one of the approved Connections packages, (2) by completing the requirements for a second major or minor, or (3) by completing 9 hours of study abroad coursework. All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.