A bachelor's degree in Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics features the core courses of a professional physics degree but includes specialized courses in astrophysics as electives. This combination prepares students for advanced training in graduate school in either astronomy or astrophysics.
Students who seek degrees through our program have access to:
The Astrophysics emphasis will assist students in matriculating to an astronomy or astrophysics graduate program leading to an advanced degree. Students with advanced degrees then have a myriad of career options, including:
Students work directly with professors in research involving planetary atmospheres, variable stars, and asteroid orbits using either publicly available data or those collected at the PSU / Greenbush Astrophysical Observatory.
Students take a selection of classes to complete Astrophysics emphasis.