Academics

Graduate degrees:

A graduate student in our program earns a PhD in Physics, but on a Planetary Sciences Track. The requirements and courses are somewhat different from the regular PhD Physics program, though there are common features. You can find more details about our program on the appropriate page on our website. There is also a general departmental website on graduate programs.

We also offer MS degrees through the Planetary Science Track, but note that (a) we do not often admit students whose goal is a terminal MS, and (b) there is no non-thesis MS option. Please contact us for more info.

 

Undergraduate degrees:

An undergraduate student in our program earns a BS in Physics, but with an Astronomy Specialization. Check out pages 287-289 in the 2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog for complete info. You can also find more details about our specialization on the appropriate page on our website. There is also a general departmental website on undergraduate programs.

Note that there is no Astronomy Specialization in the Physics BA program, although you may be able to take astronomy courses as electives in that program.

We also offer an Astronomy Minor (check out page 360 in the 2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog).