In the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics, students become well versed in different aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics. Coursework includes quantum physics, mechanics and astrophysics, as well as a range of electives in computer science and physics topics. Classes incorporate hands-on experience with state-of-the-art telescopes, satellites and data analysis.
All students in the astronomy and astrophysics major complete a capstone project as well as a symposium course, in which they learn to present their research findings and review their peers’ projects. Students leave the program ready to begin graduate-level education in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or a related field, and they are able to apply their scientific and problem-solving skills in a variety of workplaces.