The Study of Astronomy most commonly this takes the form of an interdisciplinary major in astronomy and physics; special majors combining work in geology, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics are also available. Alternatively, some students elect to major in any one of these fields, combined with a minor in astronomy. The exact program is always tailored to the student's particular special strengths, interests, and plans; those who are interested—or think they might be—are urged to consult the department as early as possible to plan an appropriate program. All courses are designed to meet the college’s learning Goals and the Astronomy Department’s Learning Goals. See the Astronomy Catalog for specific information on the credits and courses required for the major and minor.

Courses and Requirements 

See the Astronomy chapter of the course catalog >