Top Astrophysics Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the theoretical and observational study of the structure, properties, and behavior of stars, star systems and clusters, stellar life cycles, and related phenomena. Includes instruction in cosmology, plasma kinetics, stellar physics, convolution and non-equilibrium radiation transfer theory, non-Euclidean geometries, mathematical modeling, galactic structure theory, and relativistic astronomy.

California grants the most Bachelors degrees in Astrophysics of all US states with 129 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Astrophysics can expect around 39% percent of their classmates to be women and 61% percent of their classmates to be male. The majority students graduating in this field earn a Bachelors degree. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Astrophysics is $51,867.

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Top Colleges for Astrophysics

If you’re interested in studying Astrophysics, then you should think about applying to Princeton University! This school awards around 8 degrees at the Bachelors degree level in Astrophysics per year.

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Careers for Astrophysics Majors

For Astrophysics majors, some of the most in demand careers include Natural Sciences Managers, Physicists and Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary. Additionally, Astrophysics graduates may land a high-paying job, such as Physicists or Natural Sciences Managers.

Top Paying Careers for Astrophysics

  1. Physicists   (Median Wage: $152,430)
  2. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $137,900)
  3. Astronomers   (Median Wage: $128,160)
  4. Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $98,070)
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