Individuals who want to work in an observatory, planetarium, or science center can pursue the Astronomy concentration of this online bachelor’s degree in Space Studies. American Public University System’s degree program can also prepare students for graduate programs in Space Studies.
Students will gain an in-depth understanding of how modern observatories and planetariums operate. Courses take a look at topics like the importance of space weather and its effects on our technology. Graduates will be skilled in evaluating and analyzing celestial objects both within and outside of our solar system.
Topics studied as a part of this Astronomy degree include:
- Tools of the observatory and planetarium
- Planetary and space exploration
- Stars and galaxies
- Planetary science
- History of space flight
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsPlacement Test
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- College Readiness Assessment is waived for students with 9 or more college credits.