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Astronomy

Transfer - Associate in Science

Program Overview

Is a bachelor's degree in astronomy in your future? Delta is a great place to start. When it’s time to transfer, you will also have earned an Associate in Science degree to take with you.

Why do stars explode? Just how fast is light? The answers to these questions, and many more, are waiting for you in a Delta College astronomy class! The classes cover everything from light, telescopes and the solar system to the way stars live and die.  A special emphasis will be placed on learning the night sky constellations and understanding their apparent motion. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in astronomy? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing and testing aircraft, missiles and spacecraft. You may also conduct basic and applied research to evaluate the adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture, as well as recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

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Observe, research and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on! 

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE DELTA

High-quality science faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices. Many classes offer interactive lecture, activity and hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine, and more.

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Student clubs and service projects

The Delta Astronomy Club aims to increase interest and understanding in astronomy and other sciences among Delta students and the public. We will accomplish this by having opportunities at Delta and in the community to observe various wonders of the sky.

Contact an advisers: Adam VanDyke, Aurelian Balan, and Kevin Dehne 

We'd love for you to join!

Student Clubs & Organizations

Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

VISIT THE TRANSFER CENTER

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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