Grad work in Astronomy
Name: Wiz Kid
Date: Around 1999
I have a bachelors degree in biology and chemistry. H
However, I want to study astronomy in graduate school.
Please give me advice as to how I can prepare myself to be
considered a candidate to an astronomy graduate program.
Go to the library of a college or your nearby library and write
to college astronomy departments to find out what their entrance
requirements. Some may find that your background is adequate. Usually
they will want a physics major with some astronomy experience. However,
it will depend on the program. Be sure to look at future careers in
this area. It will depend on what you want to do. If you want to
research, study physics. If you have other goals, like working in
a planetarium, you could start other places. Go and talk to some
professors, write them, get information. They will be happy to talk
and give advice.
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