The universe is awaiting your exploration
The Department Astronomy & Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University offers various bachelor’s degrees, and a doctoral degree.
The department has a small, family feeling. At NAU, your instructors will know you by name; they are easily accessible, and they genuinely care about student success. Lecture courses are taught almost exclusively by full-time faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate students are routinely and deeply involved in faculty research.
– recent graduate who is now a PhD candidate
Our Classroom is the Cosmos!
Join us: we’re looking for a few good students!
The Northern Arizona University Department Astronomy and Planetary Science empowers learning and success through close interactions between faculty and students that are fostered by an inclusive, collegial atmosphere. Our science investigates fundamental questions about the Universe and our fragile place in it, and our world-class research programs provide students with the skills needed to become leaders in astronomy, and planetary science. Above all, we provide high-quality research and education services to the peoples of Arizona, and nurture an environment that is supportive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and world views.
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102Merged Physics/Astro Majors
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