Astronomy Degree at Georgia State University

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Astronomy Degree

The astronomy degree program at Georgia State 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 Georgia 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. Georgia State University offers a doctorate degree program in astronomy.

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Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Astronomy program at Georgia State University, 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 & 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

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    • Total Employment: 850
    • Average Hourly Rate: $49.77
    • Average Annual Salary: $103520



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

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 Georgia

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 Georgia

Athens, GA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 7 students completed this program


  • Astronomy (B)

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College


  • Astronomy (B)

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