UGA Specific Information for Astrophysics

The Astrophysics major combines the fundamental study of physics with observational astronomy and astrophysics. Emphasis is placed on applying theory to current astronomical and astrophysical problems and on individual research. Career opportunities include employment in private and government laboratories, university teaching, planetaria, the armed forces, or secondary school teaching. Possible graduate programs include astrophysics/astronomy, physics, science education, engineering, data science, applied math, and many others, including medical school and law school.

Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Astrophysics*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Astrophysics majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Gwinnett Place Nissan Product Specialist
The College of New Jersey Research Assistant
Wyoming Stargazing Telescope Operator
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Astrophysics majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Physics, Not Specified
University of Georgia Physics, Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.