To become a very successful astrophysicist, what do I have to accomplish in degrees wise? I want to get a PhB in physics and maths (which you need 98.5% or higher in both subjects throughout college). Do I have to study every night for maths and physics (I usually study every night except Friday, which is my brake night)? Do I have to go to a really good university and get a PhD and masters? What are some good jobs I can go into as a theoretical astrophysicist? What should my marks be in maths, physics, and chemistry throughout college? What degrees should I get? I'm no high IQ, genius, gifted child, my mum is tho - But is it needed? I'm 14, top 10 students in my year at maths, and go to Australian National University every Friday to study maths. (Just to give you a reasonable view on my level). I'm currently studying trigonometry at school. (In year 9).