Astronomy Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Astronomy Degree

The astronomy degree program at George Mason University offers students interested in space life a chance to study planetary, galactic, and stellar phenomena that occurs in space. Students who graduate the astronomy degree program may pursue careers as astronomers, astrophysicists, planetary and space science professors, and more. Students in the astronomy degree program will gain knowledge in courses such as celestial mechanics, stellar physics, galactic evolution, quasars, interstellar medium, planetary science, solar system evolution, as well as optical astronomy, radio astronomy, and theoretical astronomy. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer astronomy degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Astronomy program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

Astronomers

Description

Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, astronomers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 340
    • Average Hourly Rate: $63.14
    • Average Annual Salary: $131320

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Astronomy Programs in Virginia

Astronomy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Astronomy (B,M,D)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093