SF Bay Area night/part time undergrad physics programs?

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Does anyone know of any night B.S. Physics programs in the SF Bay Area? I can't switch jobs or stop working full time. I don't have the luxury to go back to school full time, nor extra financial support.

I want to go back to school for a completely different career path. I currently have a B.S. in Advertising that I never used and I work at a dead end job. It's not my passion.

I have always loved space and dreamed of being astronomy as a child. So before I let more time pass and get older, I want to pursue this dream now.

From what I can gather on some forum posts is that it is not wise or effective to attain a physics degree online, at least not for undergrad since lab work is a vital part of the education. And since my current degree is unrelated to any physics coursework, getting a masters degree in physics online appears out of the question. Seems like I'll need to completely start my education over.

Thank you for any insight and advice.
 

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Does anyone know of any night B.S. Physics programs in the SF Bay Area? I can't switch jobs or stop working full time. I don't have the luxury to go back to school full time, nor extra financial support.
This makes me think you might need to do a viability check on your plans for the future. For most people, studying for a physics degree is a full time job in itself and not something to do on the side. I am not trying to dissuade you, but it is something you should be aware of. Furthermore, obtaining a physics degree by no means guarantees that you will later find a job doing physics.
 
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I think Orodruin gives good advice. A BS and PhD takes about ten years full-time. Even if it were possible to do this part time, it would take 20-25 years.
 

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