Jun 24, 2021  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022

Astronomy Major

Faculty: See Physics and Astronomy Department  

Required Units

Total number of units required for major, excluding any required Intensive(s): 9

Required Intensive units, if any: 1

Total units required: 10


Students may take one or two Astronomy electives.  They can be at any level, and can include independent work (intensives).

Students can take up to one elective that is not an Astronomy course, so long as they consult with their advisor and it is deemed to be relevant to the Astronomy major. 

Students who are Astronomy/Physics double majors cannot count a Physics course twice; they must take an additional Physics course.


One of multiple options: observatory research, thesis, independent work.

Astronomy/Physics double majors: 1.5 intensive units are required, with 0.5 Physics, 1.0 Astronomy or 1.0 Physics, 0.5 Astronomy, upon discussion with adviser.