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 23 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.
  • Prerequisites (not counted in concentration total hours):
    • 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)

Astronomy Core - 6 credit hours

AST 321 Introduction to Planetary and Stellar Astrophysics (3) (Prerequisite(s): AST 301 with C or better OR MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; PHY 121 and 122 (or PHY 150) with C or better)

AST 322 Introduction to Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics (3) (Prerequisite(s): AST 301 with C or better OR MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; PHY 121 and 122 (or PHY 150) with C or better)

Physics Core - 8 credit hours
Student must complete two semesters of physics. Choose between the course options in each group below:

Group 1: 

PHY 150 Physics I, SQ (4) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 265 or 270 with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better if completed)

OR

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)

Group 2: 

PHI 151 Physics II, SQ (4) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; PHY 150 or PHY 121 and PHY 122 with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): MAT 267 or 272 with C or better if completed)

OR

PHY 131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, SQ (3) **** AND PHY 132 University Physics Laboratory II SQ (1) **** (Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; 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 - 9 credit hours of Upper Division Required
Select in consultation with an Astronomy advisor.

Course List: AST 3 AST 4 MAT 3 MAT 4 PHY 3 PHY 4 SES 3 SES 4

 

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

2021-22

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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