Astronomy or Atmospheric Sciences

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StudyQA ranking:4405 Duration:4 years

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The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for entrance into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Astronomy or Atmospheric Sciences. The primary focus of the AS-T degree is completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington State baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer to fulfill university requirements. Astronomy or Atmospheric Sciences are excellent majors for graduate studies in Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Applied Math, Education, Environmental Studies, and Physics.

Stars and Solar Systems, Planetary Orbits, Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Galaxies, Stellar Matter and Structure, Astronomical Instrumentation, Physics, Mathematics, Observational Cosmology and Research Methods;Atmospheric Sciences: Weather Forecasting, Climate Change and Trends, Climate Theory, Air Quality and Pollution Control, Global Warming, El Nino, Ozone Depletion, Planetary Atmospheres Glaciology, Satellite Communications and Research Methods.


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Dorothy Ball Gough Scholarship for Women
Dorothy Ball Gough was a strong supporter of Shoreline Community College. As stated by Dorothy, "I was not fortunate to have children; therefore, I had no expense putting a child through school and this is my way of helping a woman through school, an opportunity I didn't have ..." This scholarship will be offered to a woman over the age of 30 who plans to attend Shoreline Community College and meets the eligibility criteria.

Friends of Mary Automotive Scholarship
The Friends of Mary Automotive Scholarship was established by the friends and family of Mary Nelson, a Shorewood High School Graduate who attended SCC. This scholarship is in memory of Mary and her love of autos and provides financial assistance to women in the automotive program at Shoreline Community College.

na Knutsen Scholarship
Ina Knutsen was the first female member of the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees. Ina wanted to continue her strong commitment to education and established the Ina Knutsen Scholarship fund. Applicant must be a single parent with a child/children under age 18 living at home. Preference is given to single fathers.

Joan Heeter Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Joan Heeter became a nurse after she attended Olympic College in her 50s. Her husband established this fund in memory of his wife after her passing. This scholarship is for nursing students and will be awarded based on need and with preference given to midlife women returning to school.

SCC Full-Time Continuing Student Scholarship
The Shoreline Community College Foundation will offer scholarships to SCC students who will be continuing their education at Shoreline during the upcoming school year. These scholarships are available for students who demonstrate good academic performance and involvement in school and/or community activities.


Merit Scholarship
The purpose of  this scholarship is to encourage students who have demonstrated outstanding potential to succeed. The student should believe that the opportunity offered by a Shoreline Community College education would be an integral part of reaching educational goals.

Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Astronomy or Atmospheric Sciences?

Graduates in Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences develop strong research, writing and computational skills with the ability to operate specialized, scientific equipment and instruments. Students with a bachelor’s degree often secure entry level positions as research assistants or technicians. Many choose to go on to graduate school to earn a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in order teach and/or conduct research.

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