The Minor in Astronomy

The astronomy minor is designed to provide a practical introduction to modern astronomy. If combined with a major in another science or mathematics-related field, such as geology, chemistry, or computer science, it can provide a versatile scientific background, which would prepare a student for future work as a scientist or technical specialist. Alternatively, the minor may be combined with a major in a nonscientific field, such as history, philosophy, or education; for students who wish to apply their astronomical backgrounds in a broader context, that could include history of science, scientific writing or editing, or science education.

Advisers

Suzan Edwards, James Lowenthal

Requirements

The Minor in Astrophysics

The astrophysics minor is another possible route for a student who is considering a career as a professional astronomer. Central to this approach is a strong physics background, coupled with an exposure to topics in modern astrophysics. Students are advised to acquire a facility in computer programming. Especially well-prepared students may enroll in graduate courses in the Five College Astronomy Department.

Advisers

Suzan Edwards, James Lowenthal

Requirements