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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Astrophysics

 

Introduction

Astronomers pursue some of the most exciting questions in physics today through active observational and theoretical programs. Projects include searches for the nature and distribution of dark matter, attempts to determine the expansion rate and density of the universe, the origin, evolution, the nature of large galaxy clusters, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and the formation of the elements in supernovae. Objects of study range from "nearby" globular star clusters in our own Galaxy to the most remote galaxies and quasars whose light paths are distorted by the gravitational lensing effect of mass concentrations along the line of sight. Observers and theorists in the group interact closely, and many recent student theses result from both theoretical and observational projects.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Aerospace Engineer Observational Astronomer Solar Astronomers
Chemical Engineer Optical Astronomers Statistician
Climatologist Radio Astronomers Stellar Astronomer
Galactic Astronomers Research Assistant Theoretical Astronomers
Geophysicist Research Physicist Theoretical Astrophysicist
Lab Technician Science Journalist .
Mechanical Engineer Software Engineer .

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Army Corps of Engineers National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Department of Defense National Institute of Standards & Technology Patent & Trademark Office
Department of Energy National Science Foundation .
Department of State National Security Agency .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students

  

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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates

  

First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Astrophysics
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