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If you are fascinated by the marvels of space, then consider a career in the field of astronomy. 

In this area of study, you will take the classes you need to transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior to complete your bachelor’s degree in astronomy. You’ll learn astronomy, math and physics and complete general education requirements in areas such as English and the humanities. Some of your learning will take place in the SFCC state-of-the-art digital planetarium located on campus.

Studying astronomy could lead to a variety of excellent careers—from astronomer to science teacher to science journalist.John Whitmer - Physical Sciences
509-533-3673
john.whitmer@sfcc.spokane.edu

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for ENGR/CS/PHYS/ATMOS - AS-T2

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Choose one from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Choose one from:
PHYS 101
General Physics
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Choose one from:
PHYS 102
General Physics
5
PHYS 202
Engineering Physics II
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Choose one from:
PHYS 103
General Physics
5
PHYS 203
Engineering Physics III
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
CS& 141
Computer Science I Java
5
MATH& 254
Calculus IV
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
MATH 274
Elementary Differential Equations
5
Choose one from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

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Have a question? Let's hear it.

John Whitmer

Faculty
john.whitmer@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3673
Building 28, Room 236

Kaila Inbody

Curriculum Advisor
Kaila.Inbody@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150