Astrophysics

Astrophysics is the application of physics to the study of the evolution of stars and planets, and the origins of the universe.  This stream provides you with two introductory courses to the subject and the physics background to address these fundamental questions from both theoretical and observational perspectives.  Additional courses could be chosen through St. Mary’s University.

Recommended courses Prerequisites
PHYC 2451: Solar system Astronomy  
PHYC 2452: Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics  
ERTH 2020: Journey Through The Solar System  
PHYC 3540: Optics  
Plus two of the following:  
PHYC 3250: Computational Methods  
PHYC 4250: Topics in Numerial Computing  
PHYC 4660: Cosmology Permission of instructor
PHYC 4650: General Relativity MATH 3045
PHYC 4180: Nuclear Physics PHYC 3640: Quantum I
Physics Majors should consider also completing the following courses that are useful for astrophysicists:
PHYC 3640: Quantum I  
PHYC 3210: Stat Mech  
PHYC 3200: Thermodynamics