Course Descriptions

PHY/AST 450/550 Cr. 3-15
Physics and Astronomy Internship

Full- or part-time work experience in a physics or astronomy related position with a public or private agency. Not more than five credits are applicable to a major or three credits to a minor in physics. A written application, departmental acceptance, and appointment of adviser must be completed before registration. Prerequisite: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 (2.50 in physics), PHY 104 or 204 plus six credits in physics or astronomy courses above 204 level. (Cross-listed with AST; may only earn credit in PHY or AST.)

PHY/AST 453/553 Cr. 1-3
Topics in Physics and Astronomy

Various subjects of interest to specific groups will be offered on occasion. Specific sub-topics will be assigned each time the course is offered. Such titles might include nuclear physics, low temperature physics, and the interstellar medium. Prerequisite: PHY 104 or 204. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles. (Cross-listed with AST 453/553; may only earn credit in PHY or AST.)