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Degree Requirement Checklists & Sample Plans  
All CNS degree checklists and sample course plans  
BA Astronomy
BA Astronomy degree checklist + sample source plan (2014-2016)
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BSA Astronomy
BS Opt II: Astronomy, Honors degree checklist + sample source plan (2018-2020)
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BS, Opt 1: Astronomy
BA Astronomy degree checklist + sample source plan (2014-2016)
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BS, Opt 2: Astronomy, Honors
BSA Bachelor of Science and Arts (2014-2016)
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BS Astronomy and Physics
BS in Physics and BS in Astronomy / 4-year sample course plan for those doing a double degree
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Office of the Registrar


Department of Astronomy


Honors and Interdisciplinary Programs


It is highly recommended that majors who plan to seek special honors in astronomy apply to the honors advisor for admission to the program by the end of the third year, and absolutely no later than the beginning of the fourth year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in physics and astronomy of at least 3.50 are required for admission to the honors program.

The requirements for graduation with departmental honors are:

  1. AST 379H Honors Tutorial Course, in which the student completes a supervised research project. You may take a second semester of Astronomy 379H if necessary to complete the project. Two semesters in this course may be counted toward the major requirement.
  2. A written report and an oral or poster presentation of the research project, approved by the research supervisor and the honors adviser.
  3. A final University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in physics and astronomy of at least 3.50.
  4. Completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

For more information, contact:

Honors Advisor
Dr. Adam Kraus
Department of Astronomy
alk@astro.as.utexas.edu
RLM 15.310B