Astronomy Degree at University of Kansas

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Astronomy Degree

The astronomy degree program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas colleges that offer astronomy degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Astronomy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Kansas offers a bachelor's degree program in astronomy.

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Career Options for Graduates

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

Natural Sciences Managers


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

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020



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

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, astronomers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.0% from 2010 to 2020

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


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 Kansas

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,...)

Benedictine College

Atchison, KS
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College


  • Astronomy (B)

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City, KS
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  • Type: Community College


  • Astronomy (A)

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