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Students pursuing an astrophysics degree and a professor pose in front of equipment used for astrophysics.

The undergraduate major in astrophysics is designed to provide an extensive background in both physics and astrophysics. Graduates may apply for admission to graduate study in either astronomy or physics. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of science, physics and astronomy. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Colleges and universities
  • National observatories
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Museums
  • Planetariums
  • Research laboratories

Alumni work as: 

  • Astronomers
  • Middle school and high school science teachers
  • Museum educators
  • Physicists
  • Planetarium workers
  • Science technicians

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