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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.7 Physics and Astronomy 4.7.2 Programs in Astrophysics
4.7.2 Programs in Astrophysics
Courses constituting the field of Astrophysics

Required Courses - Major Program

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

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Astrophysics 305

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 227 and 255

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 211 or 213

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 275 or 249 or 2651

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 2671 and 177

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211 or 209

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Computer Science 217

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Astrophysics 307, 401, 403

24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) - Physics 325, 341, 343, 375, 381, 443, 449 and 455

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalents) - Two of Physics 481, Astrophysics 503 or Astrophysics 509

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - 400- or 500-level Physics option

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 311 or 313

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Mathematics 375 or 376; and Mathematics 377 or 367; and Mathematics 433 or Applied Mathematics 433

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Science options

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Options

1The 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

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Astrophysics 305

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 227 and 255

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 211 or 213

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 275 or 249 or 2651

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 2671 and 177

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211 or 209

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Computer Science 217

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Astrophysics 307, 401, 403

24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) - Physics 325, 341, 343, 375, 381, 443, 449 and 455

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Physics 481, Astrophysics 503 and 509

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 311 or 313

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Mathematics 375 or 376; and Mathematics 377 or 367; and Mathematics 433

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Physics 451, 457, 501, 543 and 599.

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Options

1The 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:

Suggested Program Sequence

(a) Major Program

First Year

 

Physics 227

Physics 255

Mathematics 211 or 213

Computer Science 217

Mathematics 275

Mathematics 277

Chemistry 201 or 211 or 209

Non-science option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Second Year

 

Astrophysics 305

Physics 325

Physics 341

Physics 343

Mathematics 311 or 313

Physics 381

Mathematics 375

Mathematics 377

Physics 375

Astrophysics 307

Third Year

 

Astrophysics 401

Astrophysics 403

Physics 449

Physics 443

Physics 455

Astrophysics 503 or 509 (whichever is offered)

Mathematics 433

Option

Non-science option

Option

Fourth Year

 

Physics 481

400- or 500-level Physics option

400- or 500-level Physics option

400- or 500-level Physics option

Non-Science option

Option

Option

Option

Science option

Non-science option

(b) Honours Program

First and Second Years

Same as for the Astrophysics Major program

 

Third Year

 

Astrophysics 401

Astrophysics 403

Physics 449

Physics 451

Physics 455

Physics 457

Mathematics 433

Physics 443

Non-science option

Astrophysics 503 or 509 (whichever is offered)

Fourth Year

 

Physics 481

Astrophysics 509 or 409 (whichever is offered)

Option

Physics 501

Physics 543

Physics 599

Option

Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Note: Honours students can elect to do Physics 598 instead of 599 and an option.

Minor in Astrophysics 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Astrophysics 305 

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Physics 2271, 2551, 325, 3411, 381

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Astrophysics 401 and 403

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Courses from the Field of Astrophysics (in addition to those specifically required above)

Note: The preceding courses require prerequisites in Mathematics and Computer Science; see the course descriptions for more details.

1The sequence Physics 211 or 221, 223, 321 and 323 may be substituted for the sequence Physics 227, 255 and 341.