M16, The Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Modern astronomy is astrophysics, the study of how the Universe works by applying the methods and principles of physics. Astrophysicists study some of the biggest questions known today, from studying stars and planets to black holes and dark energy. In the Astrophysics major, the goal is to provide an unsurpassed rigorous preparation for students.  Leveraging the strengths of the departments of Astronomy and Physics, this program provides students with one of the most flexible astrophysics options in the country. The BSLAS in Astrophysics will provide the rigorous preparation necessary for graduate study in Astronomy & Astrophysics, and it prepares students for employment in technical or scientific fields.

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