Caltech Astrophysics Option

Option Representative: Lynne Hillenbrand

While most universities and colleges consider the major area of concentration the "Major," at Caltech we call that the undergraduate "Option".
We also have a first-rate graduate program.

The Option Rep is the professorial faculty member who serves as:

  • a point of general consultation for undergraduate students, who also have individual academic advisors as per the registrar.
  • the official academic advisor for graduate students in the first and second years, until they sign up with a thesis advisor.
  • a resource as needed for more senior graduate students, who also have a research/thesis advisor/s.

    As a Caltech Ay student, you are welcome at any time to come and talk to me, especially if you have a problem.


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