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This program is part of the Physical Science Department.


Did you know that astronomers have discovered more than 2,500 planets outside our solar system? Or that there’s a supermassive black hole at the center our Milky Way galaxy? And did you know that Jupiter’s fourth largest moon, Europa, most likely has a water ocean underneath its icy surface?

Astronomy is an endlessly fascinating science and your career in astronomy begins at MCC. Our program is ideal for those who want to transfer to a university and major in one of the physical sciences or who simply want to expand their knowledge in this field.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Associate Degrees and Transfer Options for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Astronomy program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Science AS Associate in Science

Transfer Options

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination.

Below are some transfer options that may be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

A list of transfer options for the Astronomy program
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Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Exploration
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Exploration Systems Design and Geological Sciences

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Astronomy program is available through the Physical Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.