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About the Astrophysics Degree Program

On Campus

An Astrophysics degree from UNK allows students to apply modern methods and principles of physics to the study of the known and unknown universe. Astrophysicists seek to understand how the universe functions, from studying stars and planets to emerging research in dark matter and black holes, using that knowledge to discover truths about the history of the universe and to begin to understand where we may be heading. 

Astrophysics majors take courses in physics, chemistry, computer science, quantum mechanics and more under faculty with real-world research experience, setting them up with a strong foundation to continue their education at higher levels and meaningfully contribute to a field committed to unraveling the longest held mysterious of the universe around us.

Astrophysics Comprehensive Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Astrophysics Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Related Programs

Astronomy, BS Physics 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Physics Comprehensive