The emphasis in Astrophysics is designed for students interested in pursuing a career and advanced study in astronomy and astrophysics. The degree program contains a strong core of physics and mathematics courses which provides the desired breadth and academic rigor to prepare the student for entry into any of the many subfields of modern space-related careers (for example, space science and technology, planetary science, astrobiology, etc.).
- MATH 142
Pre-Calculus is required of all students who do not qualify for advanced standing.
- Suggested second majors include mathematics, chemistry, computer science, and biology. Other choices are possible.
- Planning for a second major should not be delayed beyond the middle of the sophomore year. A minor in a second subject may be chosen instead of a second major. The choice of mathematics as second major allows for four additional courses to be elective. Many students select minors in both mathematics and computer science.