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College Departments Offering Astronomy Related Degrees

This is a list of Astronomy degree granting Institutions. For more information please contact the specific institution of your choice. If you are a department chair and would like to make corrections, please email the AAS Education Department.

Institution Department Chair Address Undergrad Degrees Graduate Degrees
Agnes Scott College Christopher G. De Pree Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
BS Astrophysics, Astrophysics minor N/A
University of Alabama in Huntsville Richard Lieu Dept. of Physics
301 Sparkman Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35899
BS in Physics with Astronomy concentration MS and PhD in Physics
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Stan Jones Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
206 Gallalee Hall
Box 870324
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324
Astronomy minor MS and PhD Astronomy
University of Arizona Buell Jannuzi Dept. of Astronomy
Steward Observatory N205
P.O. Box 210065
Tuscon, AZ 85721-0065
BS Astronomy PhD Astronomy
Arizona State University Kip Hodges School of Earth & Space Exploration
P.O. Box 871404
Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
BS Earth & Space Exploration, Exploration Systems Design MS and PhD Astrophysics
Ball State University David Ober Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Muncie, IN 47306
Astronomy minor EdD Physics w/Astronomy emphasis
Barnard College Laura Kay Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
BA Astronomy, Astrophysics MA and PhD Astronomy
Boston University Tereasa Brainerd Dept. of Astronomy
725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Astronomy, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Physics MA and PhD Astronomy
University of California, Berkeley Imke de Pater Dept. of Astronomy
B20 Hearst Field Annex #3411
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411
Astrophysics major, minor MA and PhD Astrophysics
University of California, Los Angeles Ian McLean Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Box 951547
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547
BS Astrophysics PhD Astronomy
University of California, San Diego John Goodkind Dept. of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0354
BS Physics w/Astronomy specialization MS and PhD Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara Omer Blaes Dept. of Physics
Broida Hall, Building 572
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530
BA and BS Physics PhD Physics
University of California, Santa Cruz Sandra Faber Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
BS Physics (Astrophysics) PhD Astrophysics
California Institute of Technology Thomas Tombrello Dept. of Astronomy
105-24 Caltech
1201 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125
BS Astrophysics MS and PhD Astrophysics
Calvin College Matt Walhout Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
BA, BS Physics w/Astronomy minor N/A
Carnegie Mellon University Fred Gilman Dept. of Physics
Wean Hall 7325
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
BS Physics w/tracks in Astrophysics MS and PhD Physics
Case Western Reserve University Chris Mihos Dept. of Astronomy
Sears 567
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7215
BA and BS Astronomy PhD Astronomy
University of Central Florida Talat Rahman Dept. of Physics
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Building 121
Orlando, FL 32816-2385
BS Physics (with Astronomy specialization), Astronomy minor MS and PhD Physics (Planetary Sciences track)
College of Charleston Narayanan Kuthirummal Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC  29424-0001
BS Astrophysics, BA Astronomy, minor in Astronomy N/A
University of Chicago Michael Turner Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 606037
BA Physics w/Astronomy specialization MS and PhD Astronomy
Colgate University Thomas Balonek Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
BA Astronomy-Physics, Astrogeophysics N/A
University of Colorado at Boulder James Green Dept. of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Campus Box 391
Boulder, CO 80309-0391
BA Astronomy MS and PhD Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Columbia University Frederik Paerels Dept. of Astronomy
Pupin Physics Lab
Room 1328, Mail Code 5246
550 West 120th Street
New York City, NY 10027
BA Astronomy and Astrophysics MA, MPhil, and PhD Astronomy and Astrophysics
Cornell University Joseph Veverka Dept. of Astronomy
312 Space Sciences Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
Astronomy major MS and PhD Astronomy
Dartmouth College Walter E. Lawrence Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
6127 Wilder Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755-3528
Astronomy major MS and PhD Physics w/Astronomy specialization
University of Delaware Edmund R. Nowak Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
217 Sharp Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716
BS Physics w/Astronomy emphasis MS and PhD Astronomy
University of Denver Davor Balzar Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
2112 E. Wesley Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
BS, BA Physics w/Astrophysics minor MS and PhD Physics w/Astronomy specialization
University of Florida Stanley Dermott Dept. of Astronomy
211 Bryant Space Science Center
P.O. Box 112055
Gainesville, FL 32611-2055
Astronomy major MS and PhD Astronomy
Florida Institute of Technology D. Batcheldor (interim) Dept. of Physics & Space Sciences
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
BS Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Planetary Science MS and PhD Physics, Space Sciences
Franklin and Marshall College Ken Krebs Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
BA Physics, Astrophysics N/A
University of Georgia Bill Dennis Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
BS Physics w/Astronomy major, BS Physics MS and PhD Physics
Georgia State University D. Michael Crenshaw Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Science Annex, Suite 400
29 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
BS Physics w/Astronomy concentration MS Physics w/Astronomy concentration and PhD Astronomy
Goucher College Ben Sugerman Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
BA Physics w/Astronomy concentration N/A
Grinnell College Paul Tjossem (Robert Cadmus Jr. for Astronomy) Dept. of Physics
Grinnell, IA 50112
BA Physics w/Astronomy emphasis N/A
Harvard University Avi Loeb Dept. of Astronomy
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Astrophysics major PhD Astronomy & Astrophysics
Haverford College Steve Boughn Dept. of Astronomy
Haverford College
Haverford PA 19041
BA, BS Astronomy & Astrophysics N/A
University of Hawaii Jonathan Williams Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822-1897
Physics major MS and PhD Astronomy
University of Hawaii at Hilo Philippe Binder Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Astronomy major Physics major N/A
Howard University Demetrius Venable Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Room 105, Thirkield Hall
2355 6th. Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Physics major MS and PhD Physics
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Charles Gammie Dept. of Astronomy
1002 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Astronomy major MS and PhD Astronomy (optionally w/concentration in Astrochemistry)
Indiana University John Salzer Dept. of Astronomy
727 East 3rd Street
Swain West 319
Bloomington, IN 47405-7105
BS Astronomy and Astrophysics MA and PhD Astronomy, PhD Astrophysics
International Relativistic Astrophysics PhD (IRAP) Program Consortium Remo Ruffini University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis
Parc Valrose
06108 Nice cedex 2
France
N/A PhD Astrophysics
University of Iowa Thomas Boggess Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
203 Van Allen Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1479
BS and BA Astronomy MS Astronomy and PhD Physics
Iowa State University Eli Rosenberg Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Ames, IA 50011-3160
Physics major w/Astronomy emphasis MS and PhD Astrophysics
Johns Hopkins University Jonathan Bagger Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
BA and BS Physics PhD Astronomy
University of Kansas Stephen Sanders Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Malott Hall, Room 1082
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582
BA and BS Astronomy MS and PhD Physics w/Astronomy emphasis
Kansas State University Dean Zollman Dept. of Physics
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2601
BA and BS Physics MS and PhD Astrophysics
University of Kentucky Sumit R. Das Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
505 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40506-0055
BA and BS Physics PhD Physics
Lehigh University Volkmar Dierolf Dept. of Physics
16 Memorial Dr. East
Bethlehem, PA 18015
BA Astronomy, BS Astrophysics PhD Physics
Louisiana State University Michael Cherry Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
202 Nicholson Hall
Tower Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
BS Physics w/Astronomy concentration MS and PhD Physics w/Astronomy concentration
University of Louisville David N. Brown Moore Observatory
800 Old Zaring Road
Crestwood, KY 40014
BA and BS Physics

MS Physics, PhD program with U of K

Lycoming College David Fisher Dept. of Astronomy & Physics
700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701
BS Astrophysics, BS Astronomy, BS Physics

N/A

University of Maine David Batuski Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
5709 Bennett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Astronomy minor, BA and BS Physics

MS and PhD Physics w/Astronomy Emphasis

University of Maryland Stuart Vogel Dept. of Astronomy
College Park, MD 20742-2421
BS Astronomy MS and PhD Astronomy
University of Maryland Baltimore County L. Michael Hayden

Department of Physics
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

BS Physics w/minor in Astronomy MS and PhD Applied Physics (Astrophysics)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Stephen E. Schneider Dept. of Astronomy
LGRT-B 619 E
710 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-4525
BA and BS Astronomy MS and PhD Astronomy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thomas Greytak Dept. of Physics
Building 6-113
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
BS Physics w/Astrophysics concentration PhD Physics w/Astrophysics concentration
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Joel Bregman Dept. of Astronomy
830 Dennison Building
500 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1090
major or minor, Astronomy & Astrophysics; Interdisciplinary major or minor, Astronomy MS and PhD Astronomy & Astrophysics
Michigan State University Wolfgang Bauer Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
East Lansing, MI 48824-2320
BS Astrophysics MS and PhD Astrophysics
Michigan Technological University Ravi Pandey Dept. of Physics
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
BS Physics MS and PhD Physics
University of Minnesota Robert D. Gehrz Dept. of Astronomy
116 Church Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
BA Astrophysics MS and PhD Astrophysics
Minnesota State University, Mankato Youwen Xu Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
141 Trafton Science Center N
Mankato, MN 56001
Astronomy minor MS Physics
Minnesota State University, Moorhead Matthew Craig Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
1104 7th Ave. South, Hagen Hall 307
Moorhead, MN 56563
BS Physics, BS Physics w/Emphasis in Astronomy, Astronomy minor N/A
University of Missouri at Columbia H. R. Chandrasekhar Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
223 Physics Building UMC
Columbia, MO 65211
BA and BS Physics MS and PhD Physics
University of Montana Eijiro Uchimoto Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
32 Campus Drive #1080
Missoula, MT 59812
BA Physics w/Astronomy option and Astronomy minor N/A
Montana State University William Hiscock Dept. of Physics
264 EPS Building
P.O. Box 173840
Bozemon, MT 59717-3840
Physics major MS and PhD Physics
University of Nebraska Daniel Claes Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
116 Brace Lab
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
BS Physics w/Astronomy track MS and PhD Physics
University of New Mexico Bernd Bassalleck Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
MSC07 4220
800 Yale Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
BA and BS Astrophysics MS and PhD Physics
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Tech Ken Minschwaner Dept. of Physics
333 Workman Center
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
BS Physics w/Astrophysics option PhD Astrophysics
New Mexico State University Jon Holtzman Dept. of Astronomy
Box 30001 / MSC 4500
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Astronomy minor MS and PhD Astronomy
University of North Carolina Laurie McNeil Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Phillips Hall CB#3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255
BA Physics w/Astronomy concentration MS and PhD Physics with an Astrophysics track
Northwestern University Heidi Schellman Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112
BS Physics w/Astronomy concentration PhD Astronomy
Ohio State University Bradley Peterson Dept. of Astronomy
4055 McPherson Lab
140 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1173
BS Astronomy MS and PhD Astronomy
Ohio University Joseph C. Shields Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Clippinger Lab 251B
Athens, OH 45701-2979
BS Astrophysics MA, MS, and PhD Physics w/Astrophysics concentration
University of Oklahoma Ryan Doezema Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Norman, OK 73019-0225
BS Astrophysics and Astronomy PhD Astrophysics
Oklahoma State University James Wicksted Dept. of Physics
145 Physical Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078-3072
BS Physics MS and PhD Physics
Penn State University Donald Schneider Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
525 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
BS Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD Astrophysics
University of Pennsylvania Tom Lubensky Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
209 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396
BS Physics w/Astronomy concentration MS and PhD Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh David Turnshek Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
3941 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
BA and BS Astronomy MS and PhD Physics w/Astronomy concentration
Pomona College Bryan Penprase Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
610 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
BA Physics w/Astronomy option N/A
Princeton University David Spergel Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
Peyton Hall-Ivy Lane
Princeton, NJ 08544-1001
Astrophysics major PhD Astronomy
Purdue University Nicholas Giordano Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
525 Northwestern Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Astronomy minor MS and PhD Physics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Angel Garcia Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
BS Physics and minor in Astronomy MS and PhD Physics, MS Astronomy
Rice University F. Barry Dunning Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
6100 S. Main
Houston, TX 77005-1892
BA Astronomy BS Astrophysics MS and PhD Astrophysics
University of Rochester Nicholas P. Bigelow Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Bausch and Lomb Hall
P.O. Box 270171
600 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627-0171
BA and BS Astronomy MS and PhD Astronomy
Rochester Institute of Technology Michael Kotlarchyk School of Physics & Astronomy
Rochester Institute of Technology
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
BS Physics w/minor in Astronomy MS and Ph.D Astrophysics
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ron Ransome Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
Astrophysics major MS and PhD Astronomy
San Diego State University Allen W. Shafter Dept. of Astronomy
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1221
BA and BS Astronomy MS Astronomy
San Francisco State University Susan Lea Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
BA Physics w/concentration in Astronomy, BS Physics w/concentration in Astrophysics, minor in Astronomy MS Physics, MS Physics w/concentration in Astronomy
St. Cloud State University Kevin L. Haglin Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
740 4th Avenue St. MS 324
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
BS Physics, with Astrophysics track N/A
City College of San Francisco Lancelot Kao Dept. of Astronomy
Science Hall 400
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
A.A. and A.S. Astronomy N/A
Smith College James Lowenthal Dept. of Astronomy
Clark Science Center
Northampton, MA 01063
BA Astronomy or Astrophysics N/A
Stanford University Patricia Burchat Dept. of Physics
Varian Physics, Room 310
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
BS Physics w/Astronomy concentration PhD Physics
Stony Brook University Laszlo Mihaly Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800
BS Astronomy, BS Physics MS and PhD Physics
Swarthmore College Michael Brown Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
BA Astronomy, Astrophysics N/A
University of Texas at Austin Daniel T. Jaffe Dept. of Astronomy
2515 Speedway, Mailstop C1400
Austin, TX 78712-1205
BA and BS Astronomy MA and PhD Astronomy
Texas A&M University George Welch Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
4242-TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242
BS Physics PhD Physics w/concentration in Astronomy
Texas Christian University William R. M. Graham Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Box 298840 Fort Worth, TX 76129
BS Physics, Astronomy and Physics PhD Physics with Astrophysics Track
Texas Tech University Roger Lichti Dept. of Physics
Science Building
Box 41051
Lubbock, TX 79409-1051
BS Physics w/Astrophysics concentration MS, PhD Physics w/Astrophysics coursework & research
University of Toledo Karen S. Bjorkman
2801 West Bancroft Street, MS 111
Toledo, OH 43606
BA Astronomy and BS Physics w/ Astrophysics Concentration MS Physics and PhD Physics w/ Astrophysics Concentration
Tufts University William Oliver Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Robinson Hall
Medford, MA 02155 USA
BS Astronomy MS and PhD Physics, with concentrations in Astrophysics and Cosmology
Union College Michael Vineyard Dept. of Physics
Science & Engineering Center
Schenectady, NY 19308
Physics major Physics and Astronomy minor N/A
University of Utah Carleton DeTar Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
115 S 1400 E, Rm. 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830
B.S, BA Physics with Astronomy minor M.S Physics, PhD Physics with Astronomy & Astrophysics emphasis
Vanderbilt University Robert Scherrer Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
1807 Station B
Nashville, TN 37235
BS Physics w/Astronomy and Astrophysics track Astronomy minor PhD Physics
Vassar College Debra Elmegreen Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0539
BA Astronomy N/A
Villanova University George McCook Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
BS Astronomy and Astrophysics N/A
University of Virginia John Hawley Dept. of Astronomy
P.O. Box 400325
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325
BA Astronomy, BA Astronomy-Physics MS and PhD Astronomy
Virginia Tech Beate Schmittmann Dept. of Physics
Robeson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0435
BS Physics w/Astronomy concentration PhD Astrophysics
University of Washington Scott Anderson Dept. of Astronomy
Box 351580
Seattle, WA 98195-1580
Astronomy major MS and PhD Astronomy
Washington State University Matthew McCluskey Dept of Physics & Astronomy
PO Box 642814, Pullman, WA, 99164-2814
BS Physics with astrophysics option; astronomy minor MS and PhD Physics
Washington University in St. Louis Mark Alford Dept. of Physics
Campus Box 1105
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
AB and BS Physics MA and PhD Physics
Wellesley College Kim. K. McLeod Dept. of Astronomy
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
BA Astronomy, BA Astrophysics N/A
Wesleyan University William Herbst Dept. of Astronomy
Van Vleck Observatory
96 Foss Hill Drive
Middletown, CT 06459
Astronomy major, Physics & Astronomy double major MA Astronomy
Whitman College Andrea K. Dobson Dept. of Astronomy
345 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
BA Astronomy, Physics-Astronomy, Astronomy-Geology N/A
Williams College Karen Kwitter Dept. of Astronomy
33 Lab Campus Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
BA Astronomy (non-graduate school bound) BA Astrophysics N/A
University of Wisconsin at Madison Eric Wilcots Dept. of Astronomy
475 N. Charter Street
Madison, WI 53706
Astronomy-Physics major PhD Astronomy
University of Wyoming Daniel Dale Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
BS Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD Physics
Yale University Jeffrey Kenney Dept. of Astronomy
P.O. Box 208101
New Haven CT 06520-8101
BA Astronomy, BS Astronomy and Physics PhD Astronomy
Youngstown State University Gregg Sturrus Department of Physics and Astronomy
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555-2001
Phone: 330-941-3616
Fax: 330-941-3121
BS Physics, BS Astronomy and Physics combined major N/A
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