Students interested in pursuing advanced study and research in
astrophysics at Ohio University must fulfill general
physics course requirements
specified by the department, and are encouraged to complete additional
coursework providing a solid background in contemporary astrophysics.
A suggested course sequence for the first two years is provided below
for students interested in pursuing this option.
||612 QM |
|605 Cl Mech
|516 Math Phys
||512 Stat Mech|
|501 Stellar Astro(1)
||650 G Relativity(2)
||502 Gal & ISM(1)||609 ED (2)
|| 523 Optics (2)
|696 Spec Study
||696 Spec Study
||696 Spec Study|
(1) 501 (Stellar Astrophysics), 502 (Galactic & Interstellar
Astrophysics), 503 (Extragalactic Astrophysics & Cosmology), and
510 (Observational Astrophysics) are
offered on a rotating basis in the fall and spring quarters; consequently
most students will need to take one or two of these courses in
their third year.
(2) Recommended electives.
Students are required to attend the weekly Colloquium (PHYS 891) and
should also plan on participating in
PHYS 897F, Astrophysics Research Seminar.
The detailed course of study and choice of electives may be adjusted,
based on the student's level of background and interests. Students
wishing to pursue the astrophysics option should meet with
for further information and discussion of research possibilities.