#### Physics and Physical Science Major

### Astrophysics Comprehensive

Bachelor of Science

- General Studies Program Hours = 45

General Studies coursework required by major = 47
- Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy) = 14 including:
- MATH 115*, Calculus I with Analytic Geometry - 5 hours
- *Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following
courses, increasing the total hours needed:

- Portal = 3
- Distribution = 27
- Aesthetics minimum = 3
- Humanities minimum = 6
- Social Sciences minimum = 6
- Natural Sciences minimum = 8 including:
- PHYS 275GS, General Physics I (Calculus) - 4 hours
- PHYS 275LGS, General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory - 1 hour

- Analytical and Quantitative Thought minimum = 3 including:
- Wellness minimum = 0

- Capstone = 3

- BS Science-related course requirements = 8 including:
- CHEM 160, General Chemistry - 3 hours
- CHEM 160L, General Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hour
- CHEM 161, General Chemistry - 3 hours
- CHEM 161L, General Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hour

- Major Option = 64
- Minimum total hours required coursework = 119
- Unrestricted electives in 120 hour program = 1
- Minimum total hours required for BS in Astrophysics Comprehensive = 120
- All UNK degrees require a minimum of 120 hours. Forty (40) of the hours required for all UNK degrees
must be upper division hours, which are courses numbered 300 or above taken at a 4-year college or university.

- Astrophysics Comprehensive Requirements (51 hours required)
- Take all of the following:
- PHYS 210GS, Astronomy - 3 hours
- PHYS 276GS, General Physics II (Calculus) - 4 hours
- PHYS 276LGS, General Physics II (Calculus) Laboratory - 1 hour
- PHYS 346, Modern Physics I - 4 hours
- PHYS 350, Astrophysics I - 3 hours
- PHYS 351, Astrophysics II - 3 hours
- PHYS 360, Astronomy Methods I - 3 hours
- PHYS 361, Astronomy Methods II - 3 hours
- PHYS 402, Analytic Mechanics - 4 hours
- PHYS 407, Electricity and Magnetism - 4 hours
- PHYS 410, Mathematical Techniques in Physics I - 3 hours
- PHYS 419, Quantum Mechanics - 4 hours
- PHYS 430, Optics - 3 hours
- PHYS 440, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - 3 hours
- PHYS 495, Research in Physics - 3 hours
- PHYS 498, Senior Seminar in Physics - 3 hours

- Astrophysics Comprehensive Math Requirements (13 hours required)
- Take all of the following:
- MATH 202, Calculus II with Analytic Geometry - 5 hours
- MATH 260, Calculus III - 5 hours
- MATH 305, Differential Equations - 3 hours

11 Feb 2014

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