Why Take Physics or Astronomy?

  • Are you interested in understanding climate change, protecting the environment, solving the energy crisis, developing efficient transportation, exploring space, improving scientific literacy, or communicating with the public?
  • Do you frequently ask “why?” or wonder what makes things happen in nature?
  • Do you like to build and see how things work?
  • Do you like solving mathematical problems?  Do you enjoy working with numbers?  Making and working with charts & graphs?
  • Do you want to get the highest scores on tests such as LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or GRE?
  • Would you like to graduate from college with a starting salary of $40,000-$60,000?  Or go on to grad school for even better prospects?
  • Are you interested in questions such as why women earn less than men, why women are under-represented in most scientific, technical, and mathematical professions, how to improve the quality of education in US schools, or how family structures and social norms influence people and educational paths?

    If so, then this department is right for you.

Physics and Astrophysics Majors and Minors

Talia Crawford ‘20: Math-Physics Major
Rachel Farnsworth ‘20: Astrophysics Minor
Eduige Kayigirwa ‘20: Physics Major and Mathematics Minor
Kimberly Patterson ‘20: Astrophysics Major
Emma Shaw ‘20: Physics Major
Sara Sloman ‘20: Astrophysics and Mathematics Major
Ruoyi Wang ‘20: Physics Major
Alexis Dalton ‘21: Astrophysics Major
Abigail Harden ‘21: Astrophysics and Mathematics Major
Kyle Huerta '21: Math-Physics Major
Azia Robinson ‘21: Astrophysics Major
Mihika Rao ‘21: Astrophysics and Economics Major
Leo Skaer ‘21: Astrophysics Major
Brianna Velasco ‘21: Astrophysics Major
Simone Anicette '22: Astrophysics Major
Icarus Albert '22: Astrophysics Major
Sophia Gooch '22: Astrophysics Major
Sam Passman '22: Astrophysics Major
Gabrielle Santilli '22: Astrophysics Major
Skye Yang '22: Astrophysics and Philosophy Major
Jingyu Zhang '22: Physics Major
Marie Iranzi '23: Astrophysics and Mathematics Major, Economics Minor