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Astrophysics

For students attending: Prairie State College
Who plan to major in: Astrophysics

THIS GUIDELINE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: ART 121-131, ENG 211 and above, HIST, HUMAN or PHILO (not 203). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: ANTHR, ECON, GEOG, POLSC, PSYCH, SOCSC, or SOCIO. 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  • E. Free Electives - Choose three courses with an IAI designation.

II. Required courses for the Astrophysics degree:

PSC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MATH 171 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
MATH 172 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MATH 152
MATH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MATH 251
MATH 216 Differential Equations MATH 252
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I  CHEM 124
PHYSI 210 University Physics I PHYS 123
PHYSI 220 University Physics II PHYS 221
PHYSI 230 University Physics III PHYS 223
ITPRG 144 C++ Programming I CS 105

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated October 2018