Astrophysical Sciences

Please visit the Department of Astrophysical Sciences for more information about this major/concentration at Princeton University.

Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Astrophysics Majors

Full-Time Employment

  • Math Teacher - Haddonfield Public Schools, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Analyst - Princeton Consultants, Princeton, NJ
  • Engineer - General Electric, Niskayuna, NY
  • Analyst - Goldman Sachs, New York, NY
  • Teacher - St. Christopher’s School, Richmond, VA
  • Analyst - First Manhattan Consulting Group, Inc., New York, NY
  • Researcher – Harvard Center For Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Graduate and Professional Schools 

  • Ph.D., Astrophysics - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D., Astrophysics - University of California at Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D., Astrophysics - University of California at Santa Cruz, CA
  • Ph.D., Astrophysics - Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Ph.D., Astronomy - University of California at Los Angeles, CA
  • M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D., Neurobiology and Behavior - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • M.A., Science & Medical Journalism - Boston University, Boston, MA

Internships of Recent Astrophysical Sciences Majors

  • Astrophysics Researcher - Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo, Japan
  • Energy Grand Challenges Intern - Princeton Environmental Institute, Accra, Ghana
  • Reseach Assistant, Astrophysical Sciences Dept. - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Intern, T-1 Atomic Optics and Nuclear Physics - Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
  • Research Associate - NASA, Mountain View, CA
  • Research Assistant - Universitat Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Researcher - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town, South Africa

Resources and Information Online

Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.