BABA General Studies Specialization: Astronomy

The Astronomy (ATY) area of specialization provides students with some experience in an area of quantitative physical science. It will develop and hone their analytical skills in addition to increasing their understanding of the Universe. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000/4000-level AST courses, excluding 4905 courses

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Astronomy is available through the Department of Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Lada
352-392-2052 extension 214
216 Bryant Space Science Center

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours, all completed with a C or better. You can find out more about the Astronomy minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.