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.
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. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|At MCC, get an...||Emphasis in...||Transfer to...||To get a...||Courses|
|Associate in Science, Emphasis in Astronomy||Astronomy||Northern Arizona University||
(Bachelor of Science)
Additional Transfer Options
Below are some additional transfer options that may also be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.
|At MCC, get an...||Transfer to...||To get a...|
|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|
Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Astronomy program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
Postsecondary Physics Teachers
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.
Meet with an Advisor
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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.