Undergraduate 2017-2018

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy

AST 100 General Astronomy

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) The universe and our place in it. Appropriate for non-science majors. (LAC, gtP) Course fee required.


AST 109 The Cosmos

Present concepts of the universe, including the "big bang" and "steady state" theories, black holes and continuing expansion. Programs such as "Cosmos" will be studied. (LAC, gtP)


AST 301 Classical Astronomy and the Solar System

A look at classical astronomy (motions in the night sky), telescopes, and our solar system. Course fee required.


AST 302 Stars and the Milky Way

A look at the structure, formation, and evolution of stars and the structure, dynamics, and formation of our Milky Way galaxy. Course fee required.


AST 303 Galaxy Formation and Cosmology

Prerequisite: MATH 132 Formation and evolution of galaxies, general relativity, the Big Bang, evolution and fate of the universe.


AST 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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