Bachelor of Science Degrees in Astrophysics

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Astrophysics

Obtaining a Bachelor of Science typically requires about three to five years of education. This degree represents the individual’s achievements within his or her field of study. It shows a level of proficiency has been acquired, and upon completion, a graduate can begin a career in a given field. 

What is a BSc in Astrophysics? Students who pursue this subject will learn a lot about mathematical and scientific concepts as they apply to space. Astrophysics places a prominence on comprehending the physics of galaxies and stars. Students learn about the various techniques and instruments used in contemporary astronomical study.  Individuals will also learn about the design process behind satellites and other probes sent into space and acquire the engineering skills to make them.

Numerous benefits can be gained by earning a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics. This program covers a wide range of other fields, including mathematics and physics, and you can apply the skills learned to many facets of life. Degree holders may have an advantage over those without degrees or with lesser degrees when searching for employment. Additionally, a degree generally affords a higher salary.  

In order to get a sense of how much your degree will cost you, you should perform extensive research on the school you wish to attend. The geographic location as well as the length of the program will factor into how much you will need to pay.

Getting your Bachelor in Astrophysics will open up a wide range of career options for you. Many people who earn a degree in this field go on to receive a master’s or PhD. They may take a research position at a school, or they embark on careers as teachers, museum educators, journalists, writers or science technicians. If your goal is to be an actual astrophysicist, there are a number of positions you may be qualified for with various private employers.   

Getting a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics could potentially allow you to make the next great leap in space exploration. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Astronomy

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Astronomy is often called the oldest science -- in many ways, it is also one of the newest! Our majors learn the science of the physical study of stars and stellar systems in the observable universe, what might more properly be called astrophysics. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. Astronomy Undergraduate Program Astronomy is often called the oldest science -- in many ways, it is also one of the newest! Our majors learn the science of the physical study of stars and stellar systems in the observable universe, what might more properly be called astrophysics. Because astronomers really can't experiment on stars, experimentalists are called observers instead. They supply the observational details of positions, fluxes, and spectra to theoreticians, who model the evolution and development of objects ranging from comets to stars to entire galaxies. Scientists who study the surfaces of planets are more typically found in geology programs, while scientists who specialize in the study of upper atmospheres and magnetospheres of planets, and the regions between the planets, are generally housed in space physics groups. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Astronomy The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is designed primarily for students as a pre-professional degree for those intending to continue on to a graduate program in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. The emphasis is on providing the student with a strong, competitive foundation in the math and science required to move to the next level and contribute professionally to independent research and development within the field. Whether the degree ends with the achievement of a BA or BS or serves as a stepping stone to additional study, these programs offer an excellent undergraduate education, training some of the finest problem solvers and analysts of the future! All of our undergraduate BS majors and the majority of BA students are involved in research projects during their years here. Many earn summer scholarship support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, through research grants to faculty supervising their projects, or through admission to one of the many summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The majors have also competed successfully on a regular basis for summer internships at REU sites around the country. [-]

BSc in Physical Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. [+]

AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the physical sciences and the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities associated with the physical sciences. Exit level outcomes Students should be able to: Identify, interpret, analyse and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using enquiry and theory-driven arguments Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the physical sciences Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on a commonly applied physical sciences related criteria Present and communicate information and ideas and opinions in well-structured arguments, adhering to appropriate academic/ professional discourse Use science and technology reliably in variable and unfamiliar contexts and adhere to recognised professional and/or ethical standards, seeking guidance where appropriate Identify, distinguish, effectively select and apply procedures, processes, methods/ techniques of enquiry and research applicable to the physical sciences related contexts. [-]

BSc Hons in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

BSc Honours in Physics [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Physics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. Admission to the Honours programme is subject to the permission of the Head of the Department. A minimum summative mark of 60% in Physics on NQF level 6 (third year) plus 50% in Mathematics on NQF level 5 (second year) is the standard entrance requirement. Completion of the Physics Honours programme requires passing the project (PHY0000) and 9 additional modules, including those compulsory for the chosen specialisation. Not all modules may be offered in any particular year. In the case of modules that are spread across two semesters, the first semester module serves as a prerequisite for the second semester module. As part of the electives, a student may choose a maximum of two modules from Faculty of Science Departments other than Physics, with permission from the Head of the Physics Department. The final mark for each of the theory modules in the Physics Honours programme is calculated as follows: The examination mark contributes 70% and the semester mark 30% towards the final mark. Further Examination entrance requirements If a student is found to have attended less than 70% of lectures during a semester in a particular course, such a student may be refused entrance to the exam for that course. A student needs a semester mark of 40% in a module to gain entrance to the final assessment opportunity for that module. The semester and final assessment mark weight is 30:70 as described above. A student needs a final mark of 50% to pass a module. The semester mark also contributes to the result of a supplementary assessment. The final result of a supplementary assessment is capped on 50%. A student chooses one of five possible streams: Condensed Matter Physics Nuclear Physics High-Energy Physics Theoretical Physics Astrophysics Some of these streams and specific electives may not be available during any particular year. [-]

BSC in Physics

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. [+]

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. The structure of the courses reflects the structure of the subject. All students take the core modules and choose further modules from the lists of options. The core modules introduce the fundamental principles, while the optional modules explore their applications in the different areas of physics including: astrophysics, the properties of matter, particle physics and atmospheric physics. The option scheme also allows a proportion of modules to be taken from outside of physics. We encourage students not only to consider modules related to physics, for example in computing, but also modules in philosophy and modern languages. Please download the course booklet for more information. Below is a list of the individual modules in each year and more detail on their content can be found by following the links above. YEAR ONE In the first year, all students take the modules in the Core list. To give you an idea about the way the degree course is structured in the first year, the number in brackets after each module title indicates the number of lectures you will attend e.g. (15L) indicates a 15-lecture module. Core: Physics Foundations (30L), Electricity and Magnetism (30L), Quantum Phenomena (15L), Classical Mechanics and Relativity (30L), Mathematics for Physicists (60L), Physics Programming Workshop, Physics Laboratory, Key Skills for Physics. Students choose at least one further module from: Options: Introduction to Particle Physics (15L); Introduction to Astronomy (15L). YEAR TWO In the second year, everyone takes the following Core modules: Core: Electromagnetic Theory and Optics; Quantum Mechanics and its Applications; Thermal Physics II; Mathematical Methods for Physicists; Physics Skills (including Physics Laboratory) Students choose further modules from the Physics and Outside options lists: Physics Options: Stars; Geophysics; Physics of Fluids; Hamiltonian Mechanics; Computational Physics; Experimental Particle Physics; Climate Change; Physics of Electrical Power Generation. Outside Options: a Modern Foreign Language; Introduction to Business Studies, Introduction to Secondary School Teaching. Modules given by Arts or Social Sciences departments may also be taken as options by mutual agreement. YEAR THREE BSc Year Three differs for students opting for the BSc (three year) or MPhys (four year). The third year of the BSc course is structured as follows: Core: Research project worth up to 25% of the year's credit, Communicating Science, Quantum Physics of Atoms. Options: Students choose around 10 modules from the following list. The modules are grouped according to subject area. Although there is no formal requirement to select a number of modules from any one group, students often tend to concentrate on two or three areas of particular interest to them. The subject areas (in bold) and available modules (non-bold) are: Astrophysics: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Galaxies Classical Physics: Electrodynamics, Plasma Electrodynamics, Non-linearity and Chaos, Statistical Physics, Fluid Dynamics Quantum Phenomena The Standard Model, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics Interdisciplinary: Weather and the Environment, Scientific Programming, Physics in Medicine, Optoelectronics and Laser Physics, Magnetic Resonance Outside Options : Business Studies Modules, a modern foreign language. [-]

BSc (Hons), MPhys - Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics

University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Astronomy, space science and astrophysics allow us to see the Universe and our place in it. Through studying these subjects mankind has continually enlarged its horizons and explored the cosmos. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. BSc (Hons), MPhys - Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Astronomy, space science and astrophysics allow us to see the Universe and our place in it. Through studying these subjects mankind has continually enlarged its horizons and explored the cosmos. The subjects continually evolve and change every year based on discoveries by researchers around the world. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences, practised by most of the world's ancient civilisations, and one of the most modern, relying for many recent discoveries on high technology and the space programme. It is an observational science that provides our view of the vast ranges of scales of space, time and physical conditions in the Universe. Astrophysics emphasises the underlying physical concepts of the stars and galaxies, which make up the universe, providing an understanding of the physical nature of bodies and processes in space and the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomical research. Space is often referred to as the final frontier of exploration by mankind. Space exploration and observations depend to a large extent on satellites and other forms of space probes. Designers of space equipment need a good understanding of physics and astrophysics, together with specialised engineering skills. We also offer the chance to study in the USA on our MPhys Programme. A course list is provided below and you may find our student profiles on the year in the USA interesting to read here. For further information on the opportunity to spend a year abroad, please contact us. DID YOU KNOW: Physics and Astronomy at Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for students who found employment or went on to further study within 6 months of graduating in 2012 Courses Astronomy, Space Science & Astrophysics - (F590) 3FT Hon BSc Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics - (F592) 4FT Hon MPhys Astronomy, Space Science & Astrophysics with a Year Abroad - (F591) 4FT Hon MPhys *Universities in the USA (including University of California, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University Bloomington, University of North Carolina: Charlotte, University of Kansas, Marquette University and State University New York: Buffalo), Canada (including University of Calgary and Trent University) and Hong Kong. BSc (Hons) Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F590 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 3 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 MPhys Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Award: MPhys Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F592 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 4 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 480 Total ECTS credits: 240 MPhys Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a Year in the USA Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas UK/EU/International students on an approved Year Abroad or Year in Industry for the full 2014/15 academic year pay an annual fee of £1,350 to Kent. Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status. Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Award: MPhys Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F591 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 4 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 480 Total ECTS credits: 240 Year abroad: Yes [-]

BSc in Physics

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree takes students from the core of the atom to the hearts of galaxies, all in an effort to understand how the universe works. This Physics-rich program also grounds the student in advanced math and calculus. [+]

This degree takes students from the core of the atom to the hearts of galaxies, all in an effort to understand how the universe works. This Physics-rich program also grounds the student in advanced math and calculus. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Physics? Have you ever thought about very small things, like the inside of an atom? If you look for patterns in nature's behavior, then maybe you're a physicist in the making. By pursuing a physics degree at Northern Arizona University, you can indulge your scientific curiosity and prepare for a career in a technical field or as a professional scientist. You will become immersed in the science of physics, which uses mathematics to describe why and how things work. Here, you will be encouraged to think independently and to join in faculty research projects on optics, material science, and quantum mechanics. You'll benefit from close contact with faculty as well as our array of high-tech instruments. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Industrial researcher Scientific programmer National lab team member Defense industry team member With further education, one of these paths is possible: University professor Researcher Medical physicist Industrial engineer Optical engineer University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

BSc in Astronomy

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our program focuses on astrophysics and planetary science. You will be encouraged to think independently and to join in faculty research projects. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. In the words of NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, “When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy? Did you spend most of your childhood behind a telescope? Do you have a habit of thinking about very big things, like the universe? If you ponder the big questions, then maybe you're an astronomer in the making. Indulge your scientific curiosity and build a career path. The science of astronomy uses the laws of physics to reveal the nature of celestial objects. Our program focuses on astrophysics and planetary science. You will be encouraged to think independently and to join in faculty research projects. You'll benefit from our proximity to world-class Lowell Observatory and the university's own new twenty-inch research-class telescope. If you want to search for planets outside the solar system, you'll receive the guidance you need at Northern Arizona University. Find your way to questions you haven't yet learned to ask. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Research assistant Telescope operator Industrial researcher Scientific programmer Defense industry team member With further education, one of these paths is possible: Planetary scientist Researcher University professor Optical engineer University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

B.S. in Applied Meteorology

Embry Riddle University Aeronautical University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Prescott

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology provides a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere and prepares the graduate for a range of meteorologist positions in government, military, or as researchers or aviation meteorologists in the private sector. [+]

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology provides a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere and prepares the graduate for a range of meteorologist positions in government, military, or as researchers or aviation meteorologists in the private sector. Emphasis is placed on applying theory to operational weather forecasting and decision-making for weather-sensitive industries. Students use a state-of-the-art Meteorology Lab and computer-equipped classrooms to understand and forecast complex atmospheric phenomena ranging from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, to cyclones, fronts, and jet streams, to global climate and how it is changing. Students in the Applied Meteorology degree may choose to pursue an Emergency Response Meteorologist or Aircraft Dispatching certificate. Emergency response meteorologists are in demand by the National Weather Service and other government agencies for incident response operations requiring quick and reliable weather-related decision support for events such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and hazardous material spills. Certificated aircraft dispatchers are employed by airlines to manage the ground-based tasks vital to successful airline operations, including in-flight monitoring of weather conditions. This degree meets all the requirements for undergraduate study in meteorology recommended by the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Service, and the U.S. Air Force. All graduates also meet U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for the position of meteorologist. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students should be aware that many courses have prerequisites and/or corequisites and should plan to begin the required math-calculus sequence as soon as they are eligible. In addition, all meteorology (WX) classes, except WX 201, WX 203L, and WX 301, are offered only once per year, although some additional summer classes may be offered. The courses necessary to earn this degree are listed below. [-]

B.S. in Space Physics

Embry Riddle University Aeronautical University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Prescott

The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program lets students explore the fundamental forces in nature through investigating atomic, nuclear and elementary particle systems. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program lets students explore the fundamental forces in nature through investigating atomic, nuclear and elementary particle systems. This applied physics program is designed to produce graduates prepared for space and aerospace-related careers. Students can choose from three areas of specialization: Astroparticle Physics; Exotic Propulsion; or Gravitational Physics and Cosmology. Working with a dedicated faculty with state-of-the art labs and equipment, students graduate prepared to promote the exploration of space and add to the body of knowledge in science. Because of the strong emphasis on experimental physics, graduates are well-suited to enter a variety of fields in industry and graduate programs. In addition to employment in research and the space program, graduates with physics degrees will pursue diverse space physics careers in fields such as medical physics, biophysics, plasma physics and other areas that utilize physicists, such as the military and security sector. The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree is housed in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission Requirements To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I, Physics I, and General Chemistry and must have a good command of written English. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics is a 120 credit hour program that can be completed in eight semesters. The list of courses below comprises the complete requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Space Physics. The list is organized as a “vertical outline” according to the year in which the courses would normally be taken. While it is not a requirement that the courses be taken during the year shown, students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Therefore, it is recommended that students keep their schedule as close as possible to the one shown below. Before registering for a course, check the course description section of this catalog to ensure that all prerequisites and/or corequisites are met. Note that prerequisites for a course are only considered met if the student obtained a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite courses. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in core PS courses. [-]

BSc Physics

University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Physics addresses some of the deepest questions of how the universe works and explores nature beyond the bounds of human experience. Our staff conducts research from the longest length and time scales - e.g. the role of dark matter in the structure of the Universe and mimicking the Big Bang in heavy nuclear collisions - to the smallest length and time scales, e.g. the hunt for the Higgs boson and other aspects of elementary particle physics. [+]

Undergraduate degree course in Physics BSc F300: Physics addresses some of the deepest questions of how the universe works and explores nature beyond the bounds of human experience. Our staff conducts research from the longest length and time scales - e.g. the role of dark matter in the structure of the Universe and mimicking the Big Bang in heavy nuclear collisions - to the smallest length and time scales, e.g. the hunt for the Higgs boson and other aspects of elementary particle physics. In between these extremes, understanding how the Sun and stars work, the physics and biophysics of nanoscale structures, quantum states of matter such as superconductivity and ultracold atom gases, and metamaterials (the physics of invisible cloaks) are all key to our research themes. You can benefit directly from this research activity by joining us and being taught by internationally acknowledged experts at the frontiers of physics; and by taking part in the research itself in the final years of your degree. Course Details Studying Physics gives you an understanding of the fundamental rules that govern the nature of matter in the universe, and the techniques of scientific problem-solving that underpin this knowledge. You’ll gain a deep understanding of core physics within a strong mathematical framework and there are many opportunities to pursue specialist options, making the Physics degree very flexible. In your third year you’ll also have the chance to undertake a major piece of project work as part of a team of around 20 students. Employability Feedback shows that 90%-95% of our students go on to work or study on graduation. Of those in employment, typically, around 90% gain graduate-level jobs and are earning salaries in the region of £18,000-£26,000 pa six months after graduation. Preparing for your career is one of the first things you need to think about when you start university. As a Physics graduate, you have great potential to gain an intellectually stimulating, well-paid and high-powered job. You could pursue a career in research in an academic or industrial environment, or you could work in product development for a high-tech company. You could also apply your analytical and computational skills through scientific consultancy. This is just the beginning, with many other careers open to you, including teaching, patent law, and mathematical finance. Studying physics at Birmingham is much more than attending lectures. As you progress through your degree, we place a great emphasis on teaching you transferable skills: mathematical, computational, problem solving, group working, management and presentational. They will all contribute to making you more attractive to potential employers. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network and the School's own career tutor can help you to secure research or industry placements and, eventually, your graduate job. Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge. In addition, our employer-endorsed, award-winning Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects. Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive. Past Physics and Astronomy graduates have gone into a very wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in destinations which include: NASA NHS - Medical Physics Rolls-Royce EDF Energy BAE Systems Barclays Capital PriceWaterhouse Coopers Accenture - Technology Services [-]

Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Florida
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Daytona Beach

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Added to this basis are the General Education components and the specialized courses of the field of study. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Added to this basis are the General Education components and the specialized courses of the field of study. It takes advantage of our department's observatory facilities, including an instrumented 1-meter telescope (the largest University research telescope in the southeastern United States), and folds them into laboratory components of the program, combining mathematics, physics, optics, astronomy, astrophysics, and instrumentation. The program’s strong emphasis on fundamental mathematics and applied sciences provides the flexibility to enter a broad variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics degree is housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Added to this basis are the General Education components and the specialized courses of the field of study. It takes advantage of our department's observatory facilities, including an instrumented 1 meter telescope (the largest University research telescope in the southeastern United States), and folds them into laboratory components of the program, combining mathematics, physics, optics, astronomy, astrophysics, and instrumentation. The program’s strong emphasis on fundamental mathematics and applied sciences provides the flexibility to enter a broad variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields. Admission Requirements To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I and Chemistry for Engineers. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics degree program requires 120 credit hours. The program can be completed in eight semesters. The courses necessary to earn this degree are listed below. A grade of C or better is required to satisfy the lower division prerequisites for EP and PS courses. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Space Physics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Florida
Campus Full time 8 semesters August 2017 USA Daytona Beach

The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program emphasizes the physics of the solar-terrestrial and distant-space environments. Students learn how to study the magnetic and electric phenomena which occur in outer space, in the upper atmosphere of planets, and on the sun. In the field, space physicists use ground-based instruments, balloons, rockets, satellites, and deep space probes to study these phenomena. Students graduate prepared for careers in space-related professions or to pursue advanced studies in diverse areas of science and engineering. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program emphasizes the physics of the solar-terrestrial and distant-space environments. Students learn how to study the magnetic and electric phenomena which occur in outer space, in the upper atmosphere of planets, and on the sun. In the field, space physicists use ground-based instruments, balloons, rockets, satellites, and deep space probes to study these phenomena. Students graduate prepared for careers in space-related professions or to pursue advanced studies in diverse areas of science and engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree is housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Typical First Year A typical first year will include General Education courses plus core work, such as Current Topics in Space Science and Foundational Math and Science courses. Degree Details The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program requires 121 credit hours and be completed in eight semesters. To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency, and be prepared to enter Calculus I and Chemistry for Engineers. The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics is designed to produce graduates who want to pursue careers in space-related professions or who want to pursue advanced studies in diverse areas of science and engineering. This program supports the University’s purpose “to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship with special emphasis on the needs of aviation, aerospace engineering, and related fields.” As defined by NASA, “Space Physics is the scientific study of magnetic and electric phenomena that occur in outer space, in the upper atmosphere of planets, and on the Sun. Space physicists use ground-based instruments, balloons, rockets, satellites, and deep space probes to study these phenomena where they occur.” Examples of such studies include space shuttle aurora observations, ground-based solar studies, ground-based ionospheric studies, balloon flights to the edge of the atmosphere, and sounding rocket flights into near space. The program shares its facilities and some coursework with the Engineering Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics programs. Admission Requirements To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I and Chemistry for Engineers. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program requires 121 credit hours. The program can be completed in eight semesters. The courses necessary to earn this degree are listed below. Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing. A grade of C or better is required to satisfy lower-level prerequisites for entry into all EP and PS courses. [-]