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This specialization is designed for those students who have an interest in astronomy and astrophysics, and who wish to pursue a career in these fields.  Usually such students are planning to further their studies in graduate school in astrophysics or physics.  There are also job opportunities for baccalaureate level graduates at planetariums, science museums, NASA facilities, and national observatories. 

Required courses:  

  • PHY 162 or PHY 163
  • PHY 361
  • PHY 413
  • PHY 466

Three other Physics, Mathematics, or Chemistry courses, by advisement, are also required. Typically: PHY 311, PHY 411, PHY 422, PHY 425, PHY 426, PHY 431, PHY 436


Physics Department
Science Complex, Room P123
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628


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