Wayne State University

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There is great demand for scientifically educated college graduates in government, education, law, and industry, and these graduates must be familiar with the pre-eminent scientific activities of our time, many of which are in the field of astronomy. The quest to understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy are likely to have immense consequences for the technological world of the future. The discovery of the “dark side” of the universe has fired up public interest in astronomy. Simply put, most of the energy and matter in the universe cannot be explained by the known laws of physics. 

WSU has a well-established planetarium and roof-top observatory.  Our faculty members teach a wide range of physics and astronomy courses, and many conduct research in astrophysics or the closely related fields of nuclear and particle physics. The K-12 NASA/SEMAA (Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy) is a long established program at Wayne State and provides excellent outreach and educational activities for B.A. astronomy students.

As a student graduating with a B.A. in astronomy, you will have a wide range of career options including entry-level jobs in scientific and technological fields, as well as graduate education in law, business, education, social and physical sciences. In short, you will have all the traditional options of liberal arts majors with the added advantage of a unique science background.

View the requirements for the B.A. Astronomy program here .