Unlock the Mysteries of the Cosmos
Concentrations: General Astronomy | Astrobiology | Astrochemistry
If you are interested in learning the mysteries of the cosmos, then a major in astronomy might be for you. Classes at Lycoming are small enough to give all students an opportunity to receive individualized attention, and allow students (even first-year students) access to scientific equipment in their areas of interest. Lycoming astronomy majors are trained in the field of planetarium education, which may serve as a basis for state certification as a secondary school teacher of general science. Other astronomy students pursue careers in aerospace, research observatories, and museums, or become analysts, atmospheric physicists, or computer system analysts.
- Gain outreach and teaching experience by putting on planetarium shows for the surrounding community in our new Detwiler Planetarium.
- Become a tutor or a laboratory assistant to gain experience in education.
- Utilize state-of-the-art equipment like a scanning electron microscope to conduct research.
- Participate in on-campus summer research and publish scholarly articles with faculty.
- Discover more about astrophysics and combustion by doing research in our nonlinear and complex systems research laboratory.
- Pursue a competitive internship or research opportunity with NASA, the National Science Foundation, and bigger universities.
- The new Lynn Science Center boasts brand new, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and the Detwiler Planetarium.
- Students have access to a wide inventory of advanced research equipment as early as their first year.
- All astronomy majors will have the chance to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty.
- All classes and labs are taught by professionals with the highest degrees in their field and offer low student-to-faculty ratios.
Lycoming College ranked 27th on Learn.org’s Top 50 Best Physical Science Degrees for its unique program features, including internship opportunities, labs and facilities available for students, and student-faculty research opportunities.
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