Academics

Graduate degrees:

A graduate student in our program earns a PhD in Physics, but through a Planetary Science 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.

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 through an Astronomy Specialization (check out pages 287-290 in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog). You can find more details about our specialization on appropriate page on our website. The department website has some more info about the Physics BS degree.

We also offer an Astronomy Minor (check out pages 358-359 in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog).