As freshmen, undergraduate astronomy students can collaborate on research with faculty who are passionate about their work.
Were you the kid memorizing the names of the constellations and wondering about life on other planets? The University of Toledo offers a world-class program in astronomy.
Our faculty members in the Department of Astronomy and Physics rival those at other, major universities. They are actively engaged in leading-edge research with NASA and colleagues around the world. Undergraduates are able to collaborate on research starting their freshman years.
Astronomy is closely tied to physics, mathematics, geology and biology. UToledo undergraduates study the origins of the Earth and other planets. They learn about humans’ place in the universe, our prospects for the future and the importance of physical sciences.
UToledo has a strong history of launching our undergraduates into rewarding careers. Employers love our students for their:
These skills allow our graduates to keep up with constantly changing technology.
A UToledo bachelor's degree in astronomy gives students a strong science education not only in astronomy, but also in physics, mathematics and chemistry. It prepares them for a variety of careers, including many industry positions that do not have “astronomy” in the title.
UToledo graduates are employed in:
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Many graduates also pursue higher degrees in business, law, medicine and science.
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UToledo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong, externally funded research program. We have been elected to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Our astronomers and astrophysicists are involved in major NASA missions. They also carry out theoretical and observational research with collaborators at leading observatories around the world.
Starting their freshman years, students can collaborate on research with faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.