Students studying astronomy use the principles of physics to understand the universe itself. Learn about the origin, evolution, and properties of moons, planets, stars, galaxies, and beyond.
The Astronomy Minor is designed to be accessible to any major at Trinity. Students minor in Astronomy if they want to go on to study Astrophysics, Astronomy, or similar disciplines in graduate school or work on space science instrumentation.
- Faculty prioritize undergraduates. No graduate students or TAs.
- Extensive labwork and hands-on tech opportunities in Trinity’s $127-million Center for the Sciences and Innovation.
- Students take regular trips to McDonald observatory
What You'll Study
A Wide Scope
Our faculty blend cutting-edge research programs you’d expect to find at a larger school with the personal mentorship of a small, liberal arts university. And with no graduate students competing for faculty attention, our commitment to undergraduate achievement is paramount.
Push boundaries through research, international discovery, and achievement
When You Graduate
Stars in their Field
Tigers are skilled researchers, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. Their liberal arts background helps them stand out in either professional fields or graduate school.
Graduates with the astronomy minor have pursued a wide range of professions including postgraduate studies in meteorology, space science, geosciences, and service in the U.S. military.
Graduate Schools or Programs:
- Planetary Science