Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2022 Bulletin

Major SBC Courses for the BS in Astronomy/Planetary Sciences

This table illustrates major courses that can also be used to fulfill SBC requirements (See Note 1 & Note 2).

SBC Category

Required Major Courses

Optional Major Courses (See Note 3)

LANG (see Note 4)    
QPS MAT 131, MAT 132  
SBS   WSE 381
SNW PHY 131, PHY 132  
TECH PHY 277 WSE 380
STAS   ECO 373, WSE 401
EXP+   AST 287, AST 345, AST 444, AST 487, ATM 487
SBS+   AMS 335, ECO 303, ECO 305, ECO 355
STEM+ AST 203, PHY 251, PHY 300 AMS 261, AMS 301, AMS 310, AMS 361, AST 205, ATM 305, CHE 301, CHE 321, MAT 203, MAT 303, MAT 307, MAT 303, MAT 308
CER   AMS 315, ATM 397
DIV (see Note 5)    
ESI   AMS 315, ATM 320, AST 443, AMS 394
SPK   AST 443, AST 458
WRTD AST 459  

Note 1: Some course information may be subject to change. Please contact your major advisor for additional consultation.

Note 2: For majors that require study in a related area or completion of a minor, visit the respective program's "Major SBC Courses" page to view expanded SBC options. 

Note 3: Denotes any course in which students can choose from more than one option. These may include, but are not limited to, major electives, concentration/track/specialization courses, or calculus/physics/chemistry sequences.

Note 4: CEAS majors, the Athletic Training major, the Respiratory Care major, and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major are exempt from the LANG learning objective. Students enrolled in the major in Social Work are exempt from the LANG learning objective, but are required to enroll in and pass with a letter grade of C or higher the first semester of an elementary foreign language course numbered 111, or satisfy through alternate methods (see Communicate in a Human Language Other than English--LANG). 

Note 5: Students are responsible for completing the general education requirements published in the Bulletin that was current as of the first semester of matriculation (or rematriculation). The following student groups must satisfy the DIV learning objective as part of their degree requirements:

  • Freshmen who matriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later
  • Transfer students who matriculate in the Spring of 2020 or later
  • Students who rematriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later