Advising FAQs

What should I do about the IE requirement?

The main IE course for astronomy majors is ASTRO 339, which is offered in the spring semester. Astrophysics BS track students can also fulfill his/her IE requirement by taking Physics 440. If you are wondering whether you must meet the IE requirement, check the University Gen Ed requirements page.

Why can't I see the Five College courses in SPIRE?

Five College courses are outside the SPIRE's domain. You should find the Five College Course schedule through their web site (search all "astronomy" courses). To register, follow the step-by-step instruction given at the Five College Interchange.

What courses outside the Astronomy Department should I consider?

To enrich your learning experience as an Astronomy major, here are some courses you might want to consider in other departments: