Certificate in Astrophysics

Available for non-physics majors

For the Astrophysics Certificate that is available for non-physics majors, the following list shows the required and optional courses. For physics majors, an Astrophysics option is offered for the Bachelor of Science in Physics. For a complete set of requirements, see the course catalog entry.

Required:

  • PHYS 2021 [3] The Solar System OR
  • PHYS 2022 [3] Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
  • PHYS 3021 [3] Stellar Astrophysics

Optional - At least two must be taken:

  • PHYS 4147 [3] Relativity
  • PHYS 4247 [3] Cosmology
  • PHYS 4261 [3] Atomic Physics
  • PHYS 4347 [3] Fundamentals of Astrophysics
  • PHYS 4801 [3] Special Topic - if approved by the Chair
  • PHYS 4699 [3] Special Problems - if approved by the Chair