Astronomy and Physics

A galaxy. A solar system. A particle. The interdisciplinary astronomy and physics major explores a world of information, from the universe and solar system to ancient astronomies, astrobiology and astrophysics. If you’re looking to understand astronomy on a deeper level—more than what you’d find in a minor—this program is ideal. Also, since it provides the physics foundation required to study engineering, this major pairs well with our 3+2 dual-degree program, which allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science from Wheaton and a bachelor’s in engineering at a participating school.



Offered by the Physics and Astronomy department.