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.