Astronomical and Planetary Sciences (BS)

This astronomy and planetary science degree provides you with broad training in the scientific foundations and fundamentals of space exploration, including ongoing advances in the field. This program is ideal for students interested in obtaining a quantitative understanding of the science of the solar system and beyond. As an astronomy student, you’ll gain skills in coding, communication and problem solving, including how to break down and tackle complex problems using modern statistical data analysis techniques with computers.

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  • English
  • Certified Online Course

What you'll learn

  • Develops critical physical and mathematical concepts for contemporary astrophysics.
  • Physical laws; celestial mechanics; properties of planets, the sun, and other stars; formation and evolution of stars and planetary systems.
  • Evolved stars, introduction to relativity, galaxies and interstellar matter, structure and dynamics of galaxies, cosmology.
  • Introduces integration of scientific and engineering computational methods into scientific research and successful exploration.
  • Properties and origins of the solar system, exoplanets, astrobiology. History, properties of light, instruments, study of solar system and nearby stars.
$650 / credits
  • Start DateMonthly
  • Upper Division45
  • Credits120
  • Skill LevelIntermediate
  • LanguageEnglish
  • CertificateYes