Top Planetary Astronomy and Science Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the scientific study of planets, small objects, and related gravitational systems. Includes instruction in the structure and composition of planetary surfaces and interiors, planetary atmospheres, satellites, orbital mechanics, asteroids and comets, solar system evolution and dynamics, planetary evolution, gravitational physics, and radiation physics.

Students studying Planetary Astronomy and Science can be awarded a degree up to a Masters degree. On average, 27% percent of men and 73% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Of all the US states, Massachusetts is where degrees in Planetary Astronomy and Science are most popular. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Planetary Astronomy and Science is $51,867.

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See where Planetary Astronomy and Science is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Planetary Astronomy and Science

The best ranked institutions for Planetary Astronomy and Science majors include California Institute of Technology, Harvard University and the University of California-Berkeley with 3 students receiving degrees in Planetary Astronomy and Science at California Institute of Technology. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Planetary Astronomy and Science Majors

Majoring in Planetary Astronomy and Science, your experience could lead you towards different careers. Planetary Astronomy and Science majors go on to pursue jobs including Natural Sciences Managers and Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for Planetary Astronomy and Science majors include Natural Sciences Managers, Astronomers and Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Planetary Astronomy and Science

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