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Astronomy-Astrophysics

Associate in Science

Astronomy / Astrophysics is the application of physical principles to the study of the formation of planets, stars, galaxies, etc. and what drives their evolutionary processes. Despite the use of two terms, astronomers and astrophysicists receive basically the same training.

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Degree Pathway starting with MATH-145

If you do not place into MATH-170 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), please consult this course pathway which begins with MATH-145 (Pre-Calculus) and consult with a faculty member or academic adviser.

Degree Information

Credit Hours: 67

Contact Hours: 75

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102


Estimated In-District Pathway Cost:* $12,573.45

*Calculations are based on full-time enrollment, in-district tuition rates, and progression according to the Degree Pathway. Changes in course-taking behavior, residency status, and other factors may impact total costs.

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
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Hours
Year One
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Year One
Spring / Summer
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Year Two
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Year Two
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Degree Information

Credit Hours: 62

Contact Hours: 70

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102


Estimated In-District Pathway Cost:* $11,641.56

*Calculations are based on full-time enrollment, in-district tuition rates, and progression according to the Degree Pathway. Changes in course-taking behavior, residency status, and other factors may impact total costs.

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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Year One
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Year Two
Fall
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Year Two
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