The Astronomy program serves the needs of a wide range of students, from those with only a casual interest in the subject to those students planning careers in the field. Paired with a major in physics, the astronomy minor serves as the first step towards a career in teaching or research in astronomy.

Your Future Opportunities

Many astronomers find employment as faculty members at colleges or universities where they are engaged in teaching and research activities; others are full-time researchers  at major observatories around the world. Astronomy graduates who do not obtain doctorates may still find employment in a variety of roles in support of professional astronomy.

Careers in this Field

  • Astronomer
  • Planetarium Director
  • Telescope Operator
  • Theoretical Astrophysicist 

Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Astronomy program is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Astronomy, Minor

Discover your path and coursework to earning an Astronomy Minor. This minor compliments many programs within CSET and is often times paired with the Physics major.

Astronomy Faculty and Staff

Meet our Faculty and Staff and learn more about their expertise.