Oct 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Astrophysics Concentration

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College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Department of Physics, Engineering, & Astronomy
Location: Sundquist Science Complex, B332
Phone: (931) 221-6116
Website:  www.apsu.edu/astronomy

The Astrophysics Concentration of the Physics B.S. is designed for students who wish to pursue careers or graduate study in Astronomy or Astrophysics.  It shares the Physics B.S. major core of courses that teach you to different “methods” for solving complex problems (experimental, theoretical, and computational) along with a set of physics content courses (mechanics, electricity & magnetism, and quantum mechanics), but replaces 18 hours of major guided electives with defined coursework in astronomy and astrophysics. A minor is not required, though a mathematics minor is suggested (3 additional hours in mathematics at the 3000 or higher level required for a mathematics minor).

General Education Core

  Credit Hours
see General Education   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements

Concentration Requirements

Free Electives

Total Hours 11

Total Program Hours 120-124

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