Astronomy for Undergraduates
Whirlpool Galaxy M51.
Emory's Department of Physics offers a variety of opportunities for
students interested in astronomy including BS and BA degrees in
Physics and Astronomy, a Minor in Astronomy, and membership in
the Emory Astronomy Club.
The BS in Physics and Astronomy
is designed for students
who wish to take a concentrated program of study in physics and astronomy
with the intention of pursuing graduate work or a career in astronomy.
Required: Physics 151, 152, 253, 311, 312, 320, 361,
365, 421, 432, 461, one physics elective, and Mathematics 111, 112,
211 and 212. For more information, see Undergraduate
The BA in Physics and Astronomy offers a core curriculum
along with a selection of elective courses so that coherent programs
may be planned that combine the fundamentals of physics/astronomy
and other disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences. It is well-suited
to students preparing to enter medicine, dentistry, law, business,
science writing, secondary school teaching and multidisciplinary fields
of science. Required: Physics 116, 151, 152, 211, 253, 254 (or 361
and 365), either 311 or 312, two four-hour physics electives approved
by the department advisor, and Mathematics 111 and 112. For more information,
see Undergraduate Programs.
Minor in Astronomy
is designed to fulfill the needs of those
Emory students who have an abiding curiosity and interest in astronomy
yet have their primary interest in any one of many other possible
academic fields. It requires a minimum of 20 credit hours, with at
least a C average. Four credit hours may be taken on a S/U basis.
Courses required for the minor are: Physics 116, either 141 and 142
or 151 and 152, 253, either 311 or 312. For more information, see