Don't get me wrong, astrophysics, like most types of physics, is highly mathematical. If you wanted to study it in depth, you would need a lot of mathematics. But astrophysics is a wide field and you can learn a lot, at least at a beginner level, with just a little calculation. Therefore, Astronomy 111 could be taken in the second year, however, exceptionally motivated students may consider taking it in their first semester at Williams along with **physics** and mathematics.

An essential ingredient in the undergraduate training of these students is experience in physics and mathematics. This is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in areas that require a strong foundation in physical and mathematical sciences.