For Incoming Students

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian. As an incoming student, the pages linked to on the left will lead you to important information, particularly about who to see for advising and the available programs within the department. Please look them over as you have time.

It is critical is that you start off with the right classes - many of the courses in physics and astronomy have others as prerequisites, so they have to be taken in the proper order, especially if you want to graduate on time. Below are a set of sample first-year schedules - one for students interested in pursuing physics, another for the astronomy concentration, and the last is for those interested in pre-engineering.

Physics

First Semester

Second Semester

PHY 1150, 5 cr.
Analytical Physics I
(Section 410, 411, or 412) 
PHY 1151, 5 cr.
Analytical Physics II
(Section 410, 411, or 412)  
MAT 1110, 4 cr.
Calc I 
MAT 1120, 4 cr.
Calc II 
ENG 1000, 3 cr.
English I 
UCO 1200, 3 cr.
First Year Seminar 
Gen Ed, 3 cr. Gen Ed. 3cr.

Astronomy

First Semester

Second Semester

PHY 1150, 5 cr.
Analytical Physics I
(Section 410, 411, or 412) 
PHY 1151, 5 cr.
Analytical Physics II
(Section 410, 411, or 412)  
MAT 1110, 4 cr.
Calc I 
MAT 1120, 4 cr.
Calc II 
ENG 1000, 3 cr.
English I 
UCO 1200, 3 cr.
First Year Seminar 
AST 1001, 4 cr.
Intro Astronomy I
AST 1001, 4 cr.
Intro Astronomy II

Pre-Engineering

First Semester

Second Semester

PHY 1150, 5 cr.
Analytical Physics I
(Section 410, 411, or 412) 
CHE 1101/1110, 4 cr.
(Intro. Chemistry I, lecture and lab)
MAT 1110, 4 cr.
Calc I 
MAT 1120, 4 cr.
Calc II 
ENG 1000, 3 cr.
English I
ENG 2001, 3 cr.
English II
UCO 1200, 3 cr.
(Section 186, The Inspired Engineer)
Other: CS 1140, ECO 2030, PHY 1151,
PE 1XXX, Gen Ed

If you already have credit for some of these courses, are not ready to start with Calc I, or have any other questions, please contact an advisor.