Minimum requirements for the BS with a combined major in physics and astronomy and a minor in mathematics

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement (met through MATH in minor)
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)
Requirement met through courses in the major
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Major Requirements
Physics Courses:
PHYS 2610
2610L
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1
5
PHYS 2611
2611L
General Physics 2
and General Physics laboratory 2
5
PHYS 3703Classical Mechanics and Dynamics4
PHYS 3704
3704L
Modern Physics
and Modern Physics Laboratory
5
PHYS 3705
3705L
Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics
and Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Mechanics Laboratory
4
PHYS 3741Electromagnetic Field Theory 13
Select 6 s.h. of upper division physics courses.6
Astronomy Courses:
ASTR 1504Descriptive Astronomy3
ASTR 2609Moon and Planets3
ASTR 3711Astrophysics 13
ASTR 3712Astrophysics 23
ASTR 4815Undergraduate Astronomy Research3
ASTR 4811Observational Astronomy 13
ASTR 4812Observational Astronomy 23
Mathematics Courses:
MATH 1571Calculus 14
MATH 1572Calculus 24
MATH 2673Calculus 34
MATH 3705Differential Equations3
Minor Course:
One additional 3 s.h. upper division elective in mathematics is required for the mathematics minor.3
Other Courses
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CSIS 2610Programming and Problem-Solving4
Elective courses needed: 5 hours of upper division and 3 hours of any level elective.9
Total Semester Hours120-121
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
PHYS 2610
2610L
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1 (P, NS)
5
ASTR 1504 Descriptive Astronomy (NS) 3
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 (P) 4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
 Semester Hours16-17
Spring
ASTR 2609 Moon and Planets 3
PHYS 2611
2611L
General Physics 2
and General Physics laboratory 2 (P)
5
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 (P) 4
First-Year Experience Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
PHYS 3704
3704L
Modern Physics
and Modern Physics Laboratory (P)
5
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (NS)
4
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 (P) 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (P, NS)
4
MATH 3705 Differential Equations (P) 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
CSIS 2610 Programming and Problem-Solving 4
 Semester Hours14
Year 3
Fall
PHYS 3703 Classical Mechanics and Dynamics (P) 4
PHYS 3741 Electromagnetic Field Theory 1 (P) 3
ASTR 3711 Astrophysics 1 (P) 3
Physics Elective (Upper Division) 3
Social Sciences GER Domain 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
PHYS 3705
3705L
Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics
and Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Mechanics Laboratory (P)
4
Physics Elective (Upper Division) 3
ASTR 3712 Astrophysics 2 (P) 3
Arts & Humanities GER Domain 3
Social & Personal Awareness GER Domain 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ASTR 4811 Observational Astronomy 1 3
ASTR 4815 Undergraduate Astronomy Research (Capstone) 3
Upper Division elective 3
Arts & Humanities Elective GER Domain 3
Social Sciences Elective GER Domain 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ASTR 4812 Observational Astronomy 2 (P) 3
Math Elective (Upper Division) 3
Electives (Upper Division) 2
Electives 2
Social & Personal Awareness GER Domain 3
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours121-122