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  Sep 21, 2017
2016-2017 University Catalog

Astronomy, BS

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Banner Code:  SC-BS-ASTR

College: College of Science  
Department: Physics and Astronomy  

The Astronomy, BS  prepares students for graduate school, a career in research or teaching positions, or employment in industry, business, or education fields where analytical skills and a scientific background are advantageous. Students who are considering a double major should talk to the undergraduate coordinator. Note that at least 18 credits used to fulfill an Astronomy, BS  cannot be used to fulfill another major or minor. Some course substitutions are allowed for double majors, subject to approval from the Department of Physics and Astronomy .

Students must fulfill all Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees  including the Mason Core . In addition, students must complete a total of 52 credits in physics and astronomy and 14 credits in mathematics with a minimum GPA of 2.00. By taking ASTR 402 , astronomy majors satisfy the university’s writing-intensive requirement.

Degree Requirements

Additional Astronomy Courses (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

Astronomy and Physics Courses (15 credits)

Choose from the following (at least 12 credits must be from upper-level courses):

Mason Core and Elective Credits (54 credits)

In order to meet a minimum of 120 credits, this degree requires an additional 54 credits, which may be applied towards any remaining Mason Core  requirements (outlined below), requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees , and elective courses. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisors to ensure that they fulfill all requirements.

Degree Total: Minimum 120 credits

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