About the Astronomy Degree Program

On Campus

Earning an Astronomy degree is learning to practice a physical science—a study of objects and matter—outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Astronomers use observations to collect data and theory to make sense of it. They rely entirely on observation, unlike physicists and chemists who build laboratories and do experiments.

Recent new discoveries by astronomers have revealed a richer and more varied universe than anyone has dreamed. In the last few years alone, astronomers have discovered dark energy, mapped the shape of the universe, plotted out the world’s earliest years, sent rovers to Mars, and discovered planets around other stars.

The universe is so vast, and its mysteries so deep, that future astronomers will be challenged to ask new and greater questions, and an Astronomy degree from 体育菠菜大平台 will prepare you to join that effort.

Astronomy, BS Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Astronomy, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with an Astronomy, BS Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Astronomy, BS graduates work for.


  • Data Science
  • Software Development
  • Finance and Optics
  • Telescope Design
  • Planetarium Director
  • Meteorologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Climatologist
  • Aeronautical Engineer

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