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A Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics with an Emphasis in Astrophysics features the core courses of a professional physics degree but includes specialized courses in astrophysics as electives. This combination prepares students for advanced training in graduate school in either astronomy or astrophysics.

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  • About Emphasis
  • Career Options

Students who seek degrees through our program have access to:

  • PSU/Greenbush Astrophysical Observatory - A research-grade telescope with CCD spectrograph and direct imaging capability.
  • Modern computer lab with specialized software for modeling.
  • Courses with specialized training in astrophysics, computer modeling, and data collection and modeling.

The Astrophysics emphasis will assist students in matriculating to an astronomy or astrophysics graduate program leading to an advanced degree. Students with advanced degrees then have a myriad of career options, including: 

  • working at research facilities under the direction of NASA
  • working in private industry
  • teaching and conducting research at universities

About Physics Department

The Department of Physics at Pittsburg State University was founded in 1962 and has been dedicated to the outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate physics students ever since. Our faculty members are trained in a wide variety of physics-related fields and have industrial and research laboratory experience. We pride ourselves in getting to know our students and helping them through their years of academic growth at PSU.

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