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Physics Major - Astronomy and Astrophysics Track

From the unimaginably small world of atomic particles to the fantastically vast realm of galaxy clusters, the pursuit of physics is to understand and explain how nature works. Physicists observe nature and try to understand the phenomena around them. Take matter into your own hands and pursue your bachelor’s degree at Salisbury University.

Why Choose the Astronomy and Astrophysics Program at Salisbury University?

In addition to the core physics and math courses, the astronomy and astrophysics track is designed to provide broad knowledge of physics and astronomy to prepare students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in astronomy and astrophysics. This track will also provide skills and training necessary for students who wish to obtain employment directly after obtaining the bachelor’s degree at national observatories, astrophysical data centers, or in astronomy-related private industry.

Careers for Astronomy and Astrophysics Program Graduates

What can you do with a track in astronomy and astrophysics within the physics major? Physics majors at SU are given the education and experience to direct them toward many prestigious positions, such as:

  • Astronomer
  • College lecturer
  • Data analyst