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Incoming Students

Welcome to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, San Diego!

The major and minor programs in Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) will open for enrollment in Fall 2024.  The A&A majors are not capped and are open to all students interested in pursuing a STEM degree with a focus on astrophysical sciences.  

Sample course plans are available for both freshman and transfer students on our website, but students are advised to view our plans once published on

Upcoming University-wide events:


Triton Days & Transfer Celebration

Please join us for Triton Days! Triton Days is an opportunity to disover the Triton experience at UC San Diego as a first-year or transfer student, and an opportunity to meet some of our Astro faculty and staff!

Programming Dates

  • Triton Days for First-Year and Transfer Admits: Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Transfer Celebrations for Transfer Admits (Virtual): Friday, May 17

For more information regarding the event, updates regarding the program's schedule and registration will be published on the Undergraduate Admissions' website.