(for 2013–2014 academic year)
Director J. Levine
An astrogeophysics major is available to students interested in the study of the solar system and planetary matter. The program includes two advanced astronomy courses (ASTR 210 and higher), one 100-level geology course, GEOL 201 and 202, and two additional advanced physics (PHYS 334 [formerly PHYS 216] and higher) or astronomy courses. In addition, CHEM 101, 102; MATH 111, 112, 113, 214 (or 308); and PHYS 131 (formerly PHYS 120), PHYS 232 (formerly PHYS 121), PHYS 233 (formerly PHYS 122) are required. PHYS 201-204 may substitute for MATH 214. Students should consult the program director before registration to work out suitable programs.
Honors and High Honors: To qualify for graduation with honors, astrogeophysics majors must enroll in two additional upper-level astronomy, geology, or physics courses (300 or 400 level) beyond those needed to satisfy the basic major requirements. A GPA of at least a B+ must be achieved in 200-level or higher astronomy, geology, and physics courses. One of the two additional courses must be either PHYS 410 or GEOL 441. High honors are awarded at the joint discretion of the Departments of Geology and Physics and Astronomy on the basis of GPA and, in particular, for outstanding achievement in senior research.
Courses in astronomy are offered in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. For program and course descriptions, see “Physics and Astronomy; Pre-Engineering.”