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Summary of Astrophysics Major/Minor Requirements
Astronomy Department Courses

Astrophysics Major

Undergraduates wishing to major in astrophysics must complete the following courses in the Astronomy Department:

Optional Astro 7A, 7B1
1 of: Astro 120, 121 (lab course)
2 of: Astro 160, C161, C1622
Required Upper division electives so that the total is 30 units for a single major and 24 units for a double major3

Notes:
1 Astro 7A and 7B are recommended prerequisites for all upper division courses, and strongly recommended for majors, but are not required.
2 If Astro C161 and C162 are taken, then Astro C162 may be substituted for Astro 7A and 7B.
3 The 30 unit requirement (or 24 units for double majors with another major in physical sciences) is t he sum of astronomy upper division courses and the electives.

Astrophysics Minor

Undergraduates wishing to minor in astrophysics must complete the following courses in the Astronomy Department:

Optional Astro 7A, 7B4
2 of: Astro (120, 121), 160, C161, C162
3 of: Upper division electives

Notes:
4 Astro 7A and 7B are recommended for the minor, but are not required.