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IU Astronomy and Astrophysics majors use telescopes at campus observatories, and students involved in faculty-supervised research projects analyze data from the WIYN 3.5 meter telescope and 0.9 meter telescopes at Kitt Peak and other ground-and space-based observatories. Many students are able to participate in observing runs on our research telescopes, and students also use the extensive computing facilities on campus.

Degree options in Astronomy

Our courses and degree programs offer training in creative, disciplined, and quantitative analytical thinking that is valuable for a great variety of careers.

  • The Bachelor of Arts degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics is designed for students who are interested in astronomy as the subject of a liberal arts education, and allows great flexibility in the selection of courses. The focus of the B.A. is on breadth of knowledge rather than on depth or specialization.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree focuses more on depth of knowledge, and as such prepares students for graduate study and a subsequent career in astronomy and astrophysics, and as well as for careers in related technical fields.