Standard Majors and Minor
Whitman has an Astronomy major and standard combined majors in Physics-Astronomy and Astronomy-Geology. There is also an Astronomy Minor. Students interested in graduate work in astronomy are encouraged to major in physics with an astronomy minor, or in Physics-Astronomy since most graduate schools look for some equivalent of an undergraduate degree in physics. Some students with other interests have also designed combined majors such as Astronomy-Mathematics. For more details about major and minor requirements, look at the college catalog. For details about student learning goals for Astronomy, click here.