Astronomy

Upon graduation, a student will be able to:

Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

Accurately articulate in qualitative terms how the laws of physics explain observations of the universe and its constituents. Better understand how scientists ask questions about the universe and its constituents.

Accessing Academic Community/Resources

Read and comprehend astronomical literature, progressing from popular level work as beginning students to technical articles as senior majors.

Communication

Clearly describe orally the properties of the universe and its constituents. Clearly describe in writing the properties of the universe and its constituents.

Quantitative Skills

Using mathematics through at least second-year calculus, accurately express in quantitative terms how the laws of physics explain observations of the universe and its constituents.

Research Experience

Better understand how scientists take data, develop and evaluate models to  explain the data, and present those models for scrutiny by others.

After College

Intellectually capable students with combined or double majors in Physics-Astronomy or Astronomy-Geology who are interested in further study will be well prepared for graduate work in Astrophysics or Planetary Science.