Astrophysics Curriculum

In order to be successful independent researchers, students in astrophysics need to have a strong foundation in fundamental physics, significant experience in the specifics of their individual research area, and a broad general knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics. To this end, the FSU physics department is implementing a comprehensive new curriculum in astrophysics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to the new astrophysics course offerings, we have added an astrophysics track to the Physics Ph.D. program, and a new undergraduate major in “Physics & Astrophysics.”

Astrophysics Courses

Course Offering Plan

Course Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017
Intro to Astro x x x x x x x
Obs. Tech. x x x x x x
Exgalactic Astro. x x x x
Cosmology x x x x x x x
Physics of Stars x x
Nuclear Astro. x x
Radiative Proc. x x
Hydro. in Astro x x x
Seminar x x x x x x x x x x x x
Astro.Lab x x x
Hydro.Lab (GFDI) x x x
Comp. Astro. (DCS) x x

Please note that these plans are still subject to change. The astrophysics curriculum is still very much evolving, so this schedule may be varied to meet the changing needs of the student population and the constraints of the available faculty. When making your course plans, please contact Dr. Hoeflich for the latest information.

Currently Offered

Not Yet Available

  • Advanced Analysis Techniques in Astronomy