Astronomy

About the Department of Astronomy

Astronomers study the entire universe--its past, present and future. The Department of Astronomy offers courses, a minor, and degree programs that offer training in creative, disciplined, and quantitative analytical thinking that is valuable for a great variety of careers. Fields that IUB astronomy degree recipients have gone into include astronomy, physics, law, medicine, nursing, imaging science, petroleum, the military, science writing, science education and outreach, computer science and computing in business and industry, teaching at a variety of levels, and business and industry.