The Astronomy-Physics option provides courses and laboratory work in astronomy and physics, featuring an astronomical observatory with one eight-inch and one 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, an eight-inch Newtonian telescope, an eight-inch fixed focal point telescope for persons with disabilities, two spectrographs, a hydrogen-alpha filter, an objective prism, and two charge-coupled devices (CCD). A 20-inch telescope and a 16-inch telescope are installed under dark skies at a site remote from the campus. They are used for training advanced students and for research work in photometry and spectroscopy. Opportunities are provided for students to do research with Astronomy-Physics faculty.

Degree Opportunities

Students with an interest in Astronomy/Physics, who want to earn a related degree are encouraged to consider B.A. degrees offered by Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry, or Computer Science. Each of those are related subjects which allow for opportunities to satisfy B.A. degree requirements with research or directed study in Astronomy/Physics. Contact the Astronomy/Physics program at for more information.