|Major Code: 7192
||Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission Status: Undergraduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The undergraduate space sciences program for the astronomy and astrophysics major is designed for students interested in pursuing a broad range of space-related careers, either upon completion of the bachelor’s degree program or after completing graduate studies. The emphasis in the curriculum for the astronomy and astrophysics majors is on achieving a broad yet rigorous education in the basic physical, mathematical and engineering sciences as a foundation for successful entry into any of the many subfields of modern space science activity.
This program is designed to meet the needs of students intending to pursue graduate education and a career in the astronomical sciences.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics must complete the course requirements listed in the following sample curriculum. Because basic physics and introductory space sciences courses form a critically important foundation for all advanced coursework in the space sciences program, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a space sciences major is a grade of C for each of the following courses: