Astronomy—Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Get an education that’s out of this world!

Astronomy looks at the origin, development, and future of the physical universe. You’ll learn about the solar system, stars and galaxies, black holes, quasars, pulsars, and neutron stars. Hands-on labs include a study of the constellations and telescopic observations, all with the assistance of MCC’s all-new on-campus planetarium. The planetarium—which is one of only four at community colleges in Illinois—has a digital projection system that displays an accurate arrangement of the stars and planets on an 8.3-meter dome.

By gaining a fundamental understanding of this exciting science, you’ll be ready to take the next steps and continue your studies to pursue a career in astronomy, meteorology, earth science, and more.

Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151#3 hrs,MAT-165#5 hrs,EAS-180# 4hrs,Select a Fine Arts Course#3 hrs,MCC-101# 1 hr

Sample Semester 2 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-152#3 hrs,MAT-175#5 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,Select a Humanities Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 17 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MAT-245#5 hrs,PHY-291#4 hrs,CHM-165#5 hrs,Select a Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: EAS-185#3 hrs,PHY-292#4 hrs,Select a Life Science Course#4 hrs,Select a Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs

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