Astronomy

Description
The astronomy concentration is designed for students interested in developing a basic understanding of astronomy and astrophysics and analyzing issues through a scientific viewpoint.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 26 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • 10 credit hours of upper division courses in physics and astronomy are chosen with approval of an Astronomy advisor.
  • * Both AST 113 and 321 must be taken to secure SQ credit.
  • ** Both AST 114 and 322 must be taken to secure SQ credit.
  • *** Both PHY 121 and 122 must be taken to secure SQ credit.
  • **** Both PHY 131 and 132 must be taken to secure SQ credit.

Prerequisites:

MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I, MA (3)
OR MAT 270 Calculus I with Analytical Geometry I, MA (4)

MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II, MA (3)
OR MAT 271 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II, MA (4)

MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III, MA (3)
OR MAT 272 Calculus with Analytical Geometry III, MA (4)

 

Core 8 Hours

AST 321 Introduction to Planetary and Stellar Astrophysics (3) (Required)* (Prerequisite(s): PHY 121 and 122 (or PHY 150) with C or better)

AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I (1) (Required)* (Pre/Co-requisite: AST 111 or AST 321)

AST 322 Introduction to Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics (3) (Required) ** (Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; PHY 121/122 with C or better or PHY 150 with C or better

AST 114 Astronomy Laboratory II (1) (Required) ** (Pre/Co-requisite: AST 111, 112, 321 or 322)

Physics 8 Hours
Choose between the course combinations below:

PHY 121 University Physics I: Mechanics, SQ (3) *** and PHY 122 University Physics Laboratory I SQ (1) *** (Prerequisite(s): MAT 265 or 270 with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better if completed)

AND

PHY 131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, SQ (3) **** AND PHY 132 University Physics Laboratory II SQ (1) **** (Prerequisite(s):  PHY 121 with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): MAT 267 or 272 with C or better if completed)

OR

PHY 252 Physics III, SQ (4) (Prerequisite(s): PHY 151 or PHY 131 and 132 with C or better)

Electives 10 Hours of Upper Division Required
Select in consultation with an Astronomy advisor.

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAASTEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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