Jun 20, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Astronomy Concentration, B.S.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Ron Henderson, program coordinator

All physics majors must choose to concentrate in Professional Physics, Physics Teaching, Applied Physics, or Astronomy. Each concentration specifies additional upper-division electives in physics and astronomy and other disciplines which vary by concentration. A minimum of 12 upper-division semester hours in the physics major must be taken at MTSU.

The physics core consists of 25 semester hours of physics and astronomy. Other requirements include 8 semester hours of chemistry and 8 semester hours of mathematics.

The Astronomy concentration is designed for students interested in a degree specializing in astronomy, but who do not plan to attend graduate school in astronomy or astrophysics. In addition to the physics common requirements, the following courses are required:

Physics Common Requirements

The common requirements required of ALL Physics majors consist of

Curriculum: Physics, Astronomy

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Subtotal: 28 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 29 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Physics, Astronomy, B.S., Academic Map  

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