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Courses for a Degree in Astronomy

In addition to a focus on astronomy courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Astronomy Courses:

  • Cellular Biology
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Physical Astronomy
  • Stellar Astronomy
  • Galactic & Extragalactic Astronomy
  • Observational Astrophysics
  • Gravitation and Cosmology
  • Astrophysics I, II
  • Research Project

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology