Each student will achieve a mastery of physics at a level required for college and university undergraduate teaching. They will choose a research project and prepare for it by completing relevant graduate-level courses and by mastering the literature that their research builds upon.
Each student will pursue research of significance in observational astronomy, numerical computation and/or theoretical astrophysics. They will conduct this research under the guidance of an advisor while developing the intellectual independence that typifies true scholarship.
Communication and Professional Preparation
Each student will join and participate in an appropriate professional society and communicate their research both orally and in writing to this society and other relevant local and national groups.
Each student will learn and follow the principles of ethics in science.