Why Astronomy and Astrophysics?
The Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO) major in Penn State's Eberly College of Science involves the scientific study of the universe.
The Planetary Science and Astronomy (PASTR) major in Penn State's Eberly College of Science is complementary to the ASTRO major but was designed to give students flexibility to pursue a variety of secondary interests.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor
Students are required to have a total of 18-19 credits from courses taken in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Meteorology.
Planetary Science and Astronomy Minor
To receive a Planetary Science and Astronomy minor, students are required to have a total of 19 credits from courses taken in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The Astrobiology minor is an interdisciplinary minor requiring a total of 18 credits.
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Penn State University
525 Davey Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-0410
Robert Morehead - Head, Undergraduate Program
Jennifer Marsh - Undergraduate Staff Assistant