Astrophysics is a rapidly developing area of science that’s making revolutionary discoveries about the nature of the universe, from the first moments after the Big Bang to the anatomy of black holes.
You'll gain a strong foundation in physics and learn novel astrophysical applications through observation nights, lab experiments, and mathematical explorations. Leave with the knowledge and skills to tackle astrophysical problems at every scale, from the planetary to the cosmological.
Unlock the Secrets of Outer Space
Xiaosheng Huang and his astrophysics students have a green light from NASA to explore the universe using the newest space telescope in the galaxy.
In pursuing my minor in astrophysics, I became an observation night teaching assistant. This was my first experience setting up telescopes and explaining objects visible in the sky to others. These experiences greatly motivated my journey after USF — getting my MS in Astronomy from San Diego State University where I continued to host observation nights for students, and then starting my career as a planetarium educator at the Eugene Science Center.”
HALEY SHARP '12