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University of Pittsburgh    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 26, 2024
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Astronomy, BA

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Major Requirements

The BA in Astronomy requires 39 credits of course work as follows.


  • Grade requirements: A minimum GPA of 2.0 in departmental courses is required for graduation.
  • Satisfactory/No Credit option: No PHYS or ASTRON courses beyond the introductory level may be taken on an S/NC basis.
  • Writing requirement: Students must complete at least one W-course in the major.
  • Related area: Mathematics satisfies the related area requirement for the Astronomy major.

Introductory Astronomy course


* GEOL 1701 - GEOLOGY OF THE PLANETS  may be substituted


* Some of these courses have prerequisites

** If this course is taken as a science elective, it cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for nine credits of intermediate and advanced courses.

Course in the history and philosophy of science or science policy/management

Choose at least three credits

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