Major: Interdisciplinary Astronomy


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Professor Joel N. Bregman, Chair (7/1/10-6/30/15)

Professor Edwin Bergin, Undergraduate Program Chair

Associate Professor John Miller, Graduate Program Chair

Academics and Requirements


 

Astronomy Advising +

The department advisor is Professor Bregman.  Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department office.

Interdisciplinary Astronomy Major (B.A. or B.S.)

Not open to those with a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Effective Winter 2015

The major in Interdisciplinary Astronomy is offered to students wishing to develop a substantive expertise in astronomy, a practical understanding of science, and a basic ability to communicate science to the public. This major offers the opportunity to include contextual understanding of astronomy with respect to history, philosophy of science, and geoscience.

Prerequisites to the Major

  1. MATH 115, 116, and 215
  2. PHYSICS 140/141 [or PHYSICS 160/161 or 135/136]
  3. PHYSICS 240/241 [or PHYSICS 260/261 or 235/236]
  4. PHYSICS 340/341 [or PHYSICS 360/341]

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 31 credits, distributed as follows:

  1. Astronomy Core: ASTRO 201, 361
  2. Astronomy Electives. At least six credits from: ASTRO 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, or 461.
  3. ULWR: ASTRO 429 or ULWR of cognate plan
  4. Cognates. A minimum of 15 credits of cognate courses as part of an interdisciplinary plan designed with the approval of the department advisor.

 

Interdisciplinary Astronomy Major (B.A. or B.S.) - Fall 2014 +

Not open to those with a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Effective Fall 2014

The major in Interdisciplinary Astronomy is offered to students wishing to develop a substantive expertise in astronomy, a practical understanding of science, and a basic ability to communicate science to the public. This major offers the opportunity to include contextual understanding of astronomy with respect to history, philosophy of science, and geoscience.

 

Prerequisites to the Major

  • At least 3 credits of 100-level Astronomy (excluding ASTRO 183)
  •  PHYSICS 139, or 140 and 141, or 160 and 161, or equivalent
  •  MATH 115 and 116, or 185 and 186, or equivalent.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 28 credits, distributed as follows:

  1. Astronomy Core: ASTRO 201 and 429.
  2. ENGLISH 225
  3. Astronomy Electives. 12 credits from: ASTRO 205, 206, 210, 220, 305, 361, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, or 420; at least 3 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  4. 3 credits from:
    • AOSS 204, 320
    • ASTRO 204
    • EARTH 201, 204, 320, 325, 331, 351/451, 420, or 446
    • ENVIRON 209, 325
    • GEOG 201
  5. Elective. 3 credits from:
    • Any 300- or 400-level Astronomy course
    • HISTORY 300, 301
    • PHIL 322, 381, 420, 422, 423, 424, 427, 464
    • PHYSICS 411, 420, 424, 481
    • PUBPOL 481
    • WOMENSTD 484

 

Students are encouraged to take additional Physics courses in their earlier course of study.

 

Interdisciplinary Astronomy Major (B.A. or B.S.) [Winter 2014-Summer 2014] +

Not open to those with a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 

Effective Winter 2014-Summer 2014

The major in Interdisciplinary Astronomy is offered to students wishing to develop a substantive expertise in astronomy, a practical understanding of science, and a basic ability to communicate science to the public. This major offers the opportunity to include contextual understanding of astronomy with respect to history, philosophy of science, and geoscience.

 

Prerequisites to the Major

  • At least 3 credits of 100-level Astronomy (excluding ASTRO 183)
  •  PHYSICS 139, or 140 and 141, or 160 and 161, or equivalent
  •  MATH 115 and 116, or 185 and 186, or equivalent.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 28 credits, distributed as follows:

  1. ASTRO 201, 305, and 429.
  2. ENGLISH 225
  3. 9 credits from: ASTRO 205, 210, 220, 361, 402, 403, 404, 405, or 420; at least 3 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  4. 3 credits from:
    • AOSS 204, 320
    • ASTRO 204
    • EARTH 201, 204, 320, 325, 331, 351/451, 420, or 446
    • ENVIRON 209, 325
    • GEOG 201
  5. An elective of 3 credits from:
    • Any 300- or 400-level Astronomy course
    • HISTORY 300, 301
    • PHIL 322, 381, 420, 422, 423, 424, 427, 464
    • PHYSICS 411, 420, 424, 481
    • PUBPOL 481
    • WOMENSTD 484

 

Students are encouraged to take additional Physics courses in their earlier course of study.

 

Interdisciplinary Astronomy Major (B.A. or B.S.) (Fall 2013) +

not open to those with a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Effective Fall 2013

The major in Interdisciplinary Astronomy is offered to students wishing to develop a substantive expertise in astronomy, a practical understanding of science, and a basic ability to communicate science to the public. This major offers the opportunity to include contextual understanding of astronomy with respect to history, philosophy of science, and geoscience.

 

Prerequisites to the Major

At least 3 credits of 100-level Astronomy; PHYSICS 139, or 140 and 141, or 160 and 161, or equivalent; and MATH 115 and 116, or 185 and 186, or equivalent.

Requirements for the major 

A minimum of 24 credits, distributed as follows:

  1. ASTRO 201, 305, and 429.
  2. 9 credits from: ASTRO 205, 210, 220, 361, 402, 403, 404, 405, or 420; at least 3 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  3. 3 credits from:
    • AOSS 204, 320
    • ASTRO 204
    • EARTH 201, 204, 320, 325, 331, 351/451, 420, or 446
    • ENVIRON 209, 325
    • GEOG 201
  4. An elective of 3 credits from:
    • Any 300- or 400-level Astronomy course
    • HISTORY 300, 301
    • PHIL 322, 381, 420, 422, 423, 424, 427, 464
    • PHYSICS 411, 420, 424, 481
    • PUBPOL 481
    • WOMENSTD 427

 

Students are encouraged to take additional Physics courses in their earlier course of study.

 

Interdisciplinary Astronomy Major (B.A. or B.S.) - Winter 2013-Summer 2013 +

not open to those with a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 

Effective Winter 2013-Summer 2013

The major in Interdisciplinary Astronomy is offered to students wishing to develop a substantive expertise in astronomy, a practical understanding of science, and a basic ability to communicate science to the public. This major offers the opportunity to include contextual understanding of astronomy with respect to history, philosophy of science, and geoscience.

 

Prerequisites to the Major. At least 3 credits of 100-level Astronomy; PHYSICS 139, or 140 and 141, or 160 and 161, or equivalent; and MATH 115 and 116, or 185 and 186, or equivalent.

Program of study in a major. 

  1. ASTRO 201, 305, and 429.
  2. 9 credits from: ASTRO 205, 210, 220, 361, 402, 403, 404, 405, or 420; at least 3 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  3. 3 credits from:
    • AOSS 204, 320
    • ASTRO 204
    • EARTH 201, 204, 320, 325, 331, 351/451, 420, or 446
    • ENVIRON 209, 325
    • GEOG 201
  4. An elective of 3 credits from:
    • Any 300- or 400-level Astronomy course
    • HISTORY 300, 301
    • PHIL 322, 381, 420, 422, 423, 424, 427, 464
    • PHYSICS 411, 420, 424, 481
    • PUBPOL 481
    • WOMENSTD 427

 

Students are encouraged to take additional Physics courses in their earlier course of study.

 

Interdisciplinary Astronomy Major (B.A. or B.S.) (Fall 2012) +

 not open to those with a major in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Effective Fall 2012

The major in Interdisciplinary Astronomy is offered to students wishing to develop a substantive expertise in astronomy, a practical understanding of science, and a basic ability to communicate science to the public. This major offers the opportunity to include contextual understanding of astronomy with respect to history, philosophy of science, and geoscience.

Prerequisites to the Major. At least 3 credits of 100-level Astronomy; PHYSICS 140 and 141, or equivalent; and MATH 115 and 116, or equivalent.

Program of study in a major. 

  • ASTRO 201, ASTRO 305(3 credits),  ASTRO 429.
  • 9 credits from: ASTRO 205, 210, 220, 361, 402, 403, 404, or 405; at least 3 credits must be at the 300-level or above.
  • 3 credits from: 
    • AOSS 204, 320
    • ASTRO 204
    • GEOSCI 201, 204, 320, 325, 331, 351/451, 420, or 446
    • ENVIRON 209, 325
    • GEOG 201
  • An elective of 3 credits from:
    • Any 300- or 400-level ASTRO course
    • HISTORY 300, 301
    • PHIL 420, 422, 423, 424, 427, 464
    • PHYSICS 411, 420, 424, or 481
    • PUBPOL 481
    • WOMENSTD 427

Students are encouraged to take additional Physics courses in their earlier course of study.

Advising. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department office.


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