Suggested Arrangement of Courses, Astronomy (BSA)

First Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
M 408C (Core, Major)020, QR4M 408D (Major)4Study Abroad (Opportunity) 
Secondary Science course (Core, Major)0933PHY 301 (Core, Major)030, QR3Internship (Opportunity) 
RHE 306 (Core)0103PHY 101L (Major)1 
UGS 302 or 303 (Core)090, Wr3Language/Arts/Culture course (General Education)3 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Core)0803GOV 310L (Core)0703 
 16 14 0
Second Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
M 427J (Major)QR4PHY 315
PHY 115L (Major)QR
4Study Abroad (Opportunity) 
PHY 316
PHY 116L (Core, Major)030, QR
4Secondary Science course (Major)3Internship (Opportunity) 
GOV 312L (Core)0703Language/Arts/Culture course (General Education)3 
Minor/Certificate course (Major)3Minor/Certificate course (Major)3 
 Free elective (Elective)3 
 14 16 0
Third Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
AST 352K, 353, or 358 (Major)3AST 352K, 353, or 358 (Major)3Study Abroad (Opportunity) 
Secondary Science course (Major)3Secondary Science course (Major)3Internship (Opportunity) 
Language/Arts/Culture course (General Education)3Language/Arts/Culture course (General Education)3 
U.S. History (Core)0603Minor/Certificate course (Major)3 
Minor/Certificate course (Major)3Free elective (Elective)3 
 15 15 0
Fourth Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
Upper-division AST/PHY course (Major)3Upper-division AST/PHY course (Major)3(None) 
Minor/Certificate course (Major)3E 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P (Core)0403 
U.S. History (Core)0603Free elective (Elective)3 
Visual and Performing Arts (Core)0503Free elective (Elective)3 
Free elective (Elective)3Free elective (Elective)3 
 Maymester (Opportunity)  
 15 15 0
Total credit hours: 120

Four-year degree suggestion (for planning purposes only). 

Currently enrolled students should meet with their academic advisor.

Course categories: Core, General Education, Major, Elective, Opportunity

Core Component Areas010 English Composition and Core Writing Flag; 020 Mathematics; 030 Natural Science and Technology, Part I; 040 Humanities; 050 Visual and Performing Arts; 060 U.S. History; 070 American and Texas Government; 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences; 090 First-Year Signature Course; 093 Natural Science and Technology, Part II

Skills and Experience FlagsWr Writing; QR Quantitative Reasoning; GC Global Cultures; CD Cultural Diversity; Ethics; II Independent Inquiry

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