The Astronomy Department offers a range of courses to interest scientists and dabblers alike. For students intending to pursue graduate study in Astronomy, Physics, or Planetary Science, we offer an Interdepartmental Astrophysics Major jointly with the Physics Department. For students who wish to incorporate astronomy into their lives in other ways, we also offer an Astronomy Major and an Astronomy Minor.


Introductory courses

Visit the Choosing a first course in astronomy page for guidance about which 100-level course to take.

Major/Minor requirements

Click on the following links to find out about the courses required for each of these academic programs:

Course Offerings