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Astronomy Programs

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Why study astronomy?

Because understanding the physical universe starts here.

The astronomy curriculum offers students a survey of modern astronomy and an introduction to physical science, gives science and engineering students an introduction to astronomy and astrophysics, and prepares students majoring in astronomy for graduate study in astronomy or related fields.

Courses for Nonmajors

ASTR 191 is a survey of contemporary astronomy, taught at a level using basic mathematics; ASTR 391 offers an introduction to physical astronomy at a calculus-based level. ASTR 196 is a laboratory course suitable as a companion for either introductory astronomy course.

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