The field of astronomy is responsible for the most significant discoveries about the universe, including planetary systems, gravitational waves and black holes, and the cosmological frontiers of the Big Bang. USF’s minor in astronomy offers an insightful overview of the cosmos tailored specifically to non-science majors.
Our curriculum explores the universe within a physical science framework. During core courses in astronomy, students study the night sky through high-quality telescopes and gain hands-on exposure to observational techniques. Through electives in physics, students gain deeper insight into the universal laws of nature that are the basis of contemporary astronomy. Students are empowered to explore their questions about the cosmos and come away with a far-reaching cosmic perspective.