Lehigh’s undergraduate major and minor in astronomy is intended for students who desire a broad background in astronomy, mathematics and physics but do not plan to do graduate work in astrophysics.
Students who major in astronomy usually have very inquisitive minds and a good aptitude for physics and mathematics. The bachelor degree program in astronomy provides students with a solid background in laboratory and theoretical astrophysics as well as in the fundamentals of physics and mathematics. Research opportunities are available to supplement classroom instruction.
Lehigh’s astronomy alumni work as science writers, at planetariums and museums, and as teachers at colleges, universities and high schools.