Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physics

Physics: Astronomy Option (B.S.)

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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Minimum Semester Hours required for the Physics: Astronomy Option: 66 semester hours

The Astronomy option is a 4-year degree program for students interested in obtaining a B.S. degree in Physics with a concentration in astronomy.  This option is for students desiring a liberal arts background in theoretical and experimental physics, as well as a background in astronomy.


9 semester hours chosen from the list below with at least 3 semester hours from part A of the list. The rest can be from either Part A or Part B of the list.


1 Minimum of one semester hour from PHY 4601, 4602, or 4603 but more than one semester hour is encouraged.

2 No more than 2 semester hours of PHY 4444*, PHY 4555, PHY 4600, 4601*, 4602*, 4603* and PHY 4800* in aggregate will count towards the Astronomy Option electives.

(Major GPA based on all physics courses taken at EIU.)

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