Degree & Course Information

Degree Requirement Checklists & Sample Plans  
All CNS degree checklists and sample course plans  
BS Astronomy
BS Astronomy degree checklist + sample source plan (2010-2012)
BS Astronomy: Honors Option
BS Opt II: Astronomy, Honors degree checklist + sample source plan (2010-2012)
BA Astronomy
BA Astronomy degree checklist + sample source plan (2010-2012)
BS Astronomy and Physics
BS in Physics and BS in Astronomy / 4-year sample course plan for those doing a double degree
BSA Astronomy
BSA Bachelor of Science and Arts (2014-2016)

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Department of Astronomy

Honors and Interdisciplinary Programs

Department of Astronomy course offerings are summarized below. Current semester offerings can be found on the courses page.

Lower Division Courses

Course Title
AST 301 Introduction to Astronomy
AST 101L Astronomy Discovery Laboratory
AST 302 Self-Paced Introduction to Astronomy
AST 303 Introduction to Astronomy with Celestial Observations
AST 103L Astronomical Observations
AST 104 Undergraduate Astronomy Seminar
AST 307 Introductory Astronomy
AST 309 Topics in Astronomy for Nonscience Students
AST 309G Popular Astronomy for Non-majors
AST 309L Search for Extraerrestrial Life
AST 309N Lives and Deaths of Stars
AST 309P Astronomy in Science Fiction
AST 309Q Time and the Cosmos
AST 309R Galaxies, Quasars, and the Universe
AST 309T The Milky Way Galaxy

Upper Division Courses

Course Title
AST 321 Current Problems in Astronomy
AST 324 Origins: The Universe, Stars, Planets, and Life
AST 350L History and Philosophy of Astronomy
AST 351 Astronomical Instrumentation
AST 352K Stellar Astronomy
AST 352L Positional, Dynamical, and Kinematical Astronomy
AST 152M Stellar Astronomy Laboratory
AST 353 Astrophysics
AST 358 Galaxies and the Universe
AST 364 Solar System Astronomy
AST 367M Methods of Astronomy
AST 376 Special Topics in Advanced Astronomy
AST 376C Cosmology
AST 376R Practical Introduction to Research Methods