Astrophysics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the theoretical and observational study of the structure, properties, and behavior of stars, star systems and clusters, stellar life cycles, and related phenomena. Includes instruction in cosmology, plasma kinetics, stellar physics, convolution and non-equilibrium radiation transfer theory, non-Euclidean geometries, mathematical modeling, galactic structure theory, and relativistic astronomy. Is Astrophysics the right major for you?
Take the MyMajors Quiz and find out if it fits one of your top recommended majors!

Astrophysics Major

What Courses Do Astrophysics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Astrophysics 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.

  • Astronomy
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Positive SSL Certified