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Students who major in astrophysics can expect to achieve the following learning goals:
Develop an understanding of the following theoretical foundations of astronomy with special emphasis on:
Special and General Relativity
Electricity and Magnetism
Develop skill in solving astronomy and physics problems, especially in the areas listed above.
Be able to conceive, execute and communicate a self-initiated independent research project. This includes the ability to:
Independently define research goals and take the necessary steps to accomplish those goals.
Demonstrate the skills necessary to complete a research project.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of a research project.
Effectively communicate the results of a research project.
Effectively address questions from peers and faculty about a research project.