The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a new major in astronomy, as well as minors in astrophysics and introductory astronomy. For majors, astronomy gives students many of the same skills as a physicist, plus skills like digital image processing, remote sensing and applied spectral analysis. People with a bachelor's degree in astronomy are qualified for jobs in observatories, planetariums, national laboratories and the aerospace industry. This degree also prepares a person for graduate study in astronomy, physics and related fields.
Learn more about course requirements for our astronomy majors.