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There are a wide range of courses available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Catalog Number/Name

Description

AST 1002/AST 1002L: Descriptive Astronomy/Lab

An introductory survey of our universe. Topics include the formation and evolution of the universe, including planets, stars, galaxies, and black holes. This course and lab satisfy the Group One Natural Science requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

AST 2003/AST 2003L: Solar System Astronomy/Lab

General principles of Astronomy with emphasis on the structure and evolution of the Solar System, the laws of planetary motion, and the physical aspects of the sun, planets, and interplanetary debris. This course and lab satisfy the Group Two Natural Science requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

AST 3213: Modern Astrophysics

An introduction to the structure of stars and galaxies and the evolution of the universe as a whole. Topics will include atomic spectra, stellar classifications, galactic structure, and cosmology. Pre/Corequisites: PHY 2048 and PHY 2049

AST 3722/AST 3722L: Observational Astronomy/Lab

Observational astronomical techniques from radio to x-rays including CCD Imaging, Photometry, and Spectroscopy.

Lab: Covers acquisition, reduction and interpretation of astronomical data using telescopes and computers.

Pre/Corequisites: PHY 2049. AST 3722 (lecture) is the corequisite for AST 3722L (lab).

PHY 4905, 4906, 4907: Independent Study

The student works under the supervision of a faculty member on subject matter of mutual interest. Instructor's permission required.