The Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO) major in Penn State's Eberly College of Science involves the scientific study of the universe.
The Planetary Science and Astronomy (PASTR) major in Penn State's Eberly College of Science is complementary to the ASTRO major but was designed to give students flexibility to pursue a variety of secondary interests.
Students are required to have a total of 18-19 credits from courses taken in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Meteorology.
To receive a Planetary Science and Astronomy minor, students are required to have a total of 19 credits from courses taken in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The Astrobiology minor is an interdisciplinary minor requiring a total of 18 credits.
We offer a variety of resources to help students during their time in our program and to enhance a student's education by providing opportunities for research and outreach.