What it's all about

Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of space. It includes the physical properties of space objects (like planets, stars, galaxies and comets) as well as their interactions. Astrophysics includes many other disciplines from physics such as electromagnetism, relativity, mechanics, and atomic and molecular physics.

You might take classes such as:

  •  Foundations of Astronomy
  •  Intermediate Classical Mechanics
  •  Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  •  Introduction to Modern Cosmology

Graduates of this major go on to:

  •  Graduate studies in astronomy or physics
  •  Careers in universities
  •  Work with government agencies or military
  •  Jobs with research firms or observatories