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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics: Astrophysics Concentration, B.S.


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About the Physics: Astrophysics Concentration Bachelor's Program


The astrophysics concentration is a variation of the professional concentration as is intended for students who have a particular interest in astronomy and astrophysics. In addition to preparing students for possible employment paths associated with the professional concentration, the astrophysics concentrations will prepare students to pursue graduate study in astronomy or astrophysics. This concentration has the same mathematics requirements as the professional option and very similar physics course requirements (with one less required upper-level PHYS course), but it also includes 14 hours of ASTR courses. Majors in this concentration are strongly encouraged to minor in mathematics and devote time to undergraduate research.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 17


Spring


Total: 17


Third Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 17


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 12


Spring


Total: 12


Total Hours: 120


Astrophysics concentration students are strongly encouraged to minor in mathematics, as assumed in the curriculum above.

* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .
** Choose from the university’s Multicultural Requirement  list.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

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