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Double Major Sample Curriculum: Physics (Option A) and Astronomy

The double major program offered through the College of Arts and Sciences requires that each major must contain 30 hours not contained in the other (i.e. exclusive of that other major) AND the second major must meet all requirements set by the second major department. A sample 4-year academic schedule for double major in Physics and Astronomy is provided below. Other double major combinations are possible. See a college academic counselor for more details.

Double Major Sample Curriculum
Year Autumn hrs Winter hrs Spring hrs
1 Physics 131* 5 Physics 132* 5 Physics 133* 5
  Math 151/161 5 Math 152/162 5 Math 153/263 5
          CS&E 202 4
             
2 Math 254 5 Math 513 3 Math 415 4
  Physics 261 4 Physics 262 4 Physics 263 4
  Physics 295 1 Astro 292 5 Physics 416 4
  Astro 291 5        
             
3 Physics 555 4 Physics 656 4 Physics 657 4
  Physics 631 4 Physics 632 4 Physics 633 4
  Math 568 3     Physics 517 4
  Astro 350 5        
             
4 Physics 596 3 Astro 681** or 682** 5 Physics 664 4
  Physics 621 4 Physics 622 4 Physics 616 4
* Math 151 is a pre-req for Physics 131. This pre-req is waived for Physics and Engineering Physics majors ONLY if Math 151 is taken concurrently with Physics 131. The same is true for Physics 132 (with Math 152) and Physics 133 (with Math 153).

** Astronomy 681 is only offered during even numbered years. Astronomy 682 is only offered during odd numbered years

Courses Exclusive to Physics Major Hrs Courses Exclusive to Astronomy Major Hrs Shared Courses Hrs
Physics 517 4 Physics 622 4 Physics 261 4
Physics 664 4 Physics 657 4 Physics 262 4
Physics 632 4 Astronomy 291 5 Physics 263 4
Physics 633 4 Astronomy 292 5 Physics 621 4
Physics 656 4 Astronomy 350 5 Physics 616 4
Physics 416 4 Astronomy 681 or 682 5 Physics 631 4
Math 568 3 Math 513 3 Physics 555 4
Math 415 3   3 Physics 596 3
TOTAL 30 31 31



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