What are dark matter and dark energy? How are gravitational waves created? Is time travel possible? Students who minor in astrophysics can explore these and other fascinating questions. 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.
Students gain a strong foundation in physics and learn novel astrophysical applications through observation nights, lab experiments, and mathematical explorations. They leave with the knowledge and skills to tackle astrophysical problems at every scale, from the planetary to the cosmological.