Astronomy & Astrophysics Major (Science Program) - ASMAJ1423

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

This program is appropriate for students interested in a more flexible and diverse undergraduate program. It may be tailored to be a natural counterpart to a second major in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science; students should consult the undergraduate chairs of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the respective departments for advice on course selection.

(8.0 credits, including at least 2.0 credits at the 300+ level, and a 0.5 credit at the 400-level)

First Year:
( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1; ( PHY131H1, PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1, PHY152H1); 0.5 credit from CSC108H1/​ CSC110Y1/​ CSC148H1 or another course that gives a foundation in computer programming approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
( MAT137Y1, PHY151H1, PHY152H1 recommended)

Second Year:
1. AST221H1, AST222H1; MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1; PHY252H1 ( MAT237Y1 recommended)
2. 0.5 credit from PHY224H1, PHY250H1, PHY254H1, PHY256H1

Third Year:
AST320H1, AST325H1/​ AST326Y1

Third or fourth year:
1. AST310H1/​ ENV222H1/​ ENV333H1/​ ESS205H1/​ HPS200H1/​ JPH441H1/​ PHL273H1/​ VIC172Y1, or another course with a significant emphasis on Social and Ethical Responsibility approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
2. 0.5 credit from CSC336H1, CSC456H1; ECE385H1; PHY350H1, PHY354H1, PHY356H1, PHY357H1, PHY358H1, PHY385H1, PHY407H1, PHY408H1, PHY450H1, JPE395H1; or any AST/ CTA course at the 300+ level.

Fourth Year:

1. The Astronomy & Astrophysics Major program is not designed primarily for students intending to pursue graduate studies in Astronomy & Astrophysics. Such students should consider the Astronomy & Physics Specialist program, or consult the Undergraduate Chair about their course selections.
2. Students interested in pursuing a research project in fourth year ( AST425Y1) should consult the undergraduate chair.
3. Third-year students are invited and fourth-year students are expected to attend the weekly departmental colloquia.