Astrophysics is a field of science that requires a lot of mathematics to understand it in depth. However, it is possible to learn the basics of astrophysics with only a little calculation. Therefore, Astronomy 111 can be taken in the second year, but exceptionally motivated students may consider taking it in their first semester at Williams along with **physics** and mathematics. In order to pursue technical or professional careers in areas related to astrophysics, it is essential to have a strong foundation in physical and mathematical sciences.

This program provides students with the necessary experience in physics and mathematics.