Program Learning Outcomes

Astronomy and Astrophysics Ph.D. graduates will demonstrate:

1.  Mastery of the fundamental techniques, underlying theory, and empirical contents of astronomy and astrophysics;

2.  Ability to apply technology (including observational techniques and instrumentation, mathematical modeling, and computational simulation) to solve modern astronomical and astrophysical problems'

3.  Ability to communicate/teach fundamental astronomical concepts and/or new research results to both other experts in the field and/or to people outside the field;

4.  Ability to conduct independent research, and publish in the peer-reviewed astronomical and astrophysical literature.