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What are the possibilities with an astronomy degree?

Continue to an Advanced Degree

Our department offers an extensive program in astrophysics to prepare students who want to become professional astronomers. This includes a thorough background in physics and advanced courses in astronomical observations and astrophysical theory.

Careers in the Space Sciences

Many astronomy majors go directly into positions at NASA research centers and industry. We offer a flexible program tailored to your specific interests and goals, highlighted by a strong technical preparation in research, computing, and laboratory skills.

Science Teaching and Other Careers

Astronomy incorporates elements of all the sciences, providing an excellent basis for science education, science writing, and work at museums and planetariums. The skills of scientific deduction developed in astronomy even make it an interesting alternative to preparing for medical or law school.