Earth & Space Sciences B. S.
Degree - Astrophysics and Planetary Geology
Astrophysics and Planetary
Geology as a profession
Astrophysics is the study of planets,
stars, galaxies and the universe itself. Planetary Geology is the
study of planets beyond Earth, and to an extent the study of Earth
as a planet.
Majoring in a physical science, such as
our Astrophysics and Planetary Geology degree, sets you up for a
wealth of possible careers because you will become an excellent
problem solver. Working for or with NASA as they move into the
2010s and beyond is only one of the many possibilities. People with
similar degrees also work as writers, doctors, lawyers, and
you know that Physics degree holders are in the top 2 scoring
groups of majors on the MCAT (2003 statistics)?
you know that NASA expects not to have enough people to replace
those who will be retiring in the next 20 years?
you know that NASA funds missions to study the Earth as well as to
study astronomical objects?
you know that movies often employ scientists as
you know that news outlets need science journalists?
you know that astronomical image processing and medical image
processing were very similar skills?
you know members of Congress often hire staffers with scientific
you know that patent lawyers need a technical
Becoming an Astrophysics and Planetary
Geology major will open up a world (or even a universe!) of
possibilities for you after you leave Columbus State!
Curriculum for B.S. Degree in Earth and Space
Science, Astronomy and Planetary Geology Track