Astronomy is generally recognized as a sub-field within physics. In order to be successful in this field a student must be very strong in physics, mathematics and the sciences, generally. This calls for a mind that can deal with conceptual frameworks and ideas readily, especially since the objects of study are seldom within reach.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Astronomy majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.