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University of Calgary Calendar 2014-2015 Faculty of Science 5. Program Details 5.7 Physics and Astronomy 5.7.2 Programs in Astrophysics
5.7.2 Programs in Astrophysics
Courses constituting the field of Astrophysics

Required Courses - Major Program

See also Section 3 (Faculty Regulations), Subsections 3.4B (Program Requirements - Major Programs) and 3.5B (Course Selection - Introductory Courses).

0.5 FCE - Astrophysics 213

1.0 FCE - Physics 227 and 255

0.5 FCE - Mathematics 211 or 213

0.5 FCE - Mathematics 275 or 249 or 265*

0.5 FCE - Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 267* and 177

0.5 FCE - Chemistry 201 or 211 or 209

0.5 FCE - Computer Science 217

3.0 FCE - Astrophysics 307, 401, 403, 409, 503, 509

4.0 FCE - Physics 325, 341, 343, 375, 381, 443, 449 and 455

1.0 FCE - 400- or 500-level Physics option

0.5 FCE - Mathematics 311 or 313

1.5 FCE – Mathematics 375 OR Applied Mathematics 311; and Mathematics 377 OR Mathematics 367; and Applied Mathematics 433

0.5 FCE - Science options

4.0 FCE - Breadth requirement: Options from Faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 4.0 FCE, at least 1.0 FCE must be from the Faculty of Arts.

1.5 FCE - Options

*The recommended sequence for Mathematics courses in Physics and Astronomy is Mathematics 275 and 277. Students who complete Mathematics 267 will have to take a block week class for it to be equivalent to Mathematics 277.

Notes:

Required Courses - Honours Program

Same as in Major program, except that 1.0 FCE options, 1.0 FCE 400- or 500-level Physics options, and 0.5 FCE Science option are replaced by:

2.5 FCE Physics 451, 457, 501, 543 and 599.

Suggested Program Sequence

(a) Major Program

First Year

 
Fall Winter

Physics 227

Astrophysics 213

Mathematics 211 or 213

Physics 255

Mathematics 275

Computer Science 217

Chemistry 201 or 211 or 209

Mathematics 277

Non-science option

Non-science option

Second Year

 

Astrophysics 307

Physics 325

Physics 341

Physics 343

Mathematics 311 or 313

Physics 381

Mathematics 375

Mathematics 377

Physics 375

Non-science option

Third Year

 

Astrophysics 401 or 503 (whichever is offered)

Astrophysics 403

Physics 449

Physics 443

Physics 455

Astrophysics 409 or 509 (whichever is offered)

Applied Mathematics 433

Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Astrophysics 503 or 401 (whichever is offered)

Astrophysics 507 or 409 (whichever is offered)

400- or 500-level Physics option

400- or 500-level Physics option

Non-Science option

Science option

Option

Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

(b) Honours Program

First and Second Years

Same as for the Physics Major program

 

Third Year

 

Fall

Winter

Astrophysics 401 or 503 (whichever is offered)

Astrophysics 403

Physics 449

Physics 451

Physics 455

Physics 457

Applied Mathematics 433

Physics 443

Non-science option

Astrophysics 409 or 509 (whichever is offered)

Fourth Year

 

Astrophysics 503 or 401 (whichever is offered)

Astrophysics 509 or 409 (whichever is offered)

Option

Physics 501

Physics 543

Physics 599

Non-Science option

Non-Science option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Minor in Astrophysics

0.5 FCE - Astrophysics 213

2.5 FCE - Courses labelled Astrophysics

2.0 FCE - Physics 227*, 255*, 325, 341*

0.5 FCE - Mathematics 211 or 213

1.5 FCE - Mathematics 265** or 275 or 249; Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 267** and 177; Mathematics 375 or Applied Mathematics 311

0.5 FCE - Computer Science 217

*The sequence Physics 211 or 221, 223, 321 and 323 may be substituted for the sequence Physics 227, 255 and 341.

**The recommended sequence for Mathematics courses in Physics and Astronomy is Mathematics 275 and 277. Students who complete Mathematics 267 will have to take a block week class for it to be equivalent to Mathematics 277.