Calling all stargazers! Explore the cosmos and beyond at one of the finest centers for astronomical studies in the world. Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects, space and the physical universe. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy is an intensive program that builds on a strong foundation of mathematics, physics and astrophysics. It is designed to prepare students for graduate school to pursue a Ph.D., as well as to gain professional employment in fields such as astronomy and astrophysics. The program and the research prominence of Steward Observatory combine to create a rigorous setting in which students learn from national and international leaders in astronomy, and enjoy access to premier observing conditions, world-class telescopes and a vibrant astronomical community.
The Astronomy Department offers a B.S. degree in a program which is designed to prepare students for graduate work or professional employment in astronomy, astrophysics and related fields. The curriculum combines courses and research in astronomy and astrophysics with a strong foundation in physics and mathematics. The major requires 36 units of coursework. For typical four-year plans of study, Frequently Asked Questions, the names of Astronomy Advisors, Undergraduate Research, and more, see the links on the right. Most of those plans assume that you start as a Freshman with Math 122 or 125 (ie, “Calculus 1”). If you are starting with Math 100, 111/112, or 120R, please consult with both a Math Advisor and your Astronomy advisor. It will take more than 4 years to complete the B.S. degree if you do not start with Calculus I (or high level math). If you are starting with Math 129 or above, again, please see your advisor.
Astronomy & Space Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics
4 years | Full time
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