Preparation and Prerequisites
To enter as a graduate student you must have undergraduate preparation that includes at least three years of college physics and mathematics through differential equations. While undergraduate training in Astronomy is not required, you should be familiar with the basic facts of modern Astronomy.
It is recommended that you review these facts with a text such as Astronomy (Zeilek, 2002) or Modern Astrophysics (Carroll and Ostlie, 1996). It is the student's responsibility to meet the Graduate School and Astronomy Department (both minor and major) requirements at the proper times; therefore you should be familiar with the general requirements found in the introductory section of the Graduate School Bulletin as well as the special requirements and course listings given in this Bulletin.