Take an Astronomy Class

Observe and Analyze the Universe

Note: Mission College does not offer an AS/A.A. degree or Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy.

Ever wonder what's up in the sky? Mission College astronomy classes take place on earth, but look up towards the sky.

Examine the origins of the solar system, the galaxies, and the evolution of our own sun. Study the stars that fill the night sky.



  • Classes require little math.
  • Astronomy is one of the most sought after General Education class.
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STEM at Mission

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Honors Program

  • Work with outstanding instructors & motivated students.
  • Most Honors courses meet IGETC and CSU GE-B transfer requirements.
  • Honors recognition on transcripts and graduation.


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MESA Program

MESA students are offered opportunities to improve STEM skills alongside professional development. Advance your education in math, science, engineering, and technology at four-year colleges. MESA Program.

Astronomy Jobs Near Me

Skills Needed

  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to conduct and synthesize research.
  • Systems analysis.
  • Mathematical and deductive reasoning.
  • Critical thinking.

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Accounting Careers

  • College Professor
  • Research Scientist
  • Planetarium Director
  • Meteorologist
  • Climatologist
  • Aetonautical Engineer
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist.