Bachelor of Science Degrees in Astronomy

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Astronomy

Generally earned from a college or university, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) is an undergraduate study of a science-related subject or field. Many students can earn their bachelor's degree within three to five years.

What is a BSc in Astronomy? Students who are interested in how galaxies form, the age of the universe and how planetary systems are formed may enjoy studying astronomy. Astronomy is the study of the universe, especially in relation to galaxies, stars and planetary systems. Using the laws of physics, students can learn about the nature of celestial objects, as well as study planetary science and astrophysics. Some of the courses may cover areas of space science, astrophysics and engineering.

Earning a bachelor's degree can better a candidate’s chances of earning a higher salary for some positions, and when seeking employment may give a graduate a leg up over those with no degree or with a lesser degree. Students who choose to embark on this program can also benefit from an enhanced understanding of natural sciences and the physical processes of the universe.

Programs are offered from several institutions across the globe. The costs of the degree will vary depending on the institution and country in which it is located. Prospective students should contact the office of admissions directly to find out if the program is a good match and to understand the associated costs.

With increased skills in astronomy, physics and mathematics, graduates can find successful careers within several industries. Some of the career opportunities a graduate can pursue include becoming a scientific programmer, telescope operator, research assistant, defense industry team member or industrial researcher. With continued education, a graduate can pursue a career path as a researcher, university professor, planetary scientist or optical engineer.

Enrolling in this program can help launch an individual into a successful scientific career. To take advantage of this opportunity, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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B.S. in Astronomy

University of Hawaii, Hilo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hilo

The B.S. degree program provides the skills necessary for students seeking careers in astronomy, as professional research astronomers, observatory technical staff members, or work in related fields that include planetary geosciences, teaching, and outreach. [+]

BScs in Astronomy. B.S. in Astronomy Astronomers seek answers to some of the biggest and oldest questions in science: How did the Universe begin? How will it end? What is in the Universe? How do stars, planets, galaxies and black holes form? How do they end? Addressing these questions incorporates physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer science, optics and instrumentation, and even history and philosophy are companion fields. The UH Hilo academic astronomy program leverages the astronomy infrastructure of Mauna Kea and the University Park of Science and Technology to provide students with knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics, and training in modern methods of observational astronomy. The B.S. degree program provides the skills necessary for students seeking careers in astronomy, as professional research astronomers, observatory technical staff members, or work in related fields that include planetary geosciences, teaching, and outreach. Mission The UH Hilo astronomy program aims to (a) develop the science knowledge and analytic skills of students, whether they be majors or not, through a focus on the field of astronomy; and (b) instill an appreciation of science, particularly astronomy, in students. The program provides the students with transferable skills so they can excel in a wide range of STEM-related fields. Through the study of astronomy, graduates will also learn to appreciate and understand science more broadly, enabling them to be more informed citizens. The B.S. degree program, taking advantage of our access to Mauna Kea Observatories, provides the training needed for students seeking careers in astronomy--as professional astronomers, observatory technical staff, and educators. Our program supports the liberal arts mission of the University by providing general education courses in a field of major importance to the State of Hawaiʻi. Program Learning Outcomes The B.S. program in astronomy is designed to develop student mastery of: Major fields of modern astronomy: stars, planets, interstellar/intergalactic gas, galaxies, and cosmology; Basics of mechanics, optics, electromagnetism, atomic structure, and modern physics; and Practical applications such as instrumentation, computation, modern observational techniques, and data analysis. Goals for Student Learning in the Major Graduates are also expected to: understand the relations between astronomy and other areas of science; solve problems with scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills; communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing; and appreciate the impact of astronomy in the state of Hawaiʻi. We also try to provide every opportunity for the students to conduct original research with faculty or Mauna Kea Observatories staff. Special Aspects of the Astronomy Program The Department is housed in the new Sciences and Technology Building, which provides modern offices, classrooms, introductory and advanced undergraduate labs, and faculty research facilities that offer students an ideal working environment. The Department owns an observatory site on Mauna Kea among some of the largest and most powerful instruments in the world. A planned new telescope will provide students with the opportunity to pursue research-grade projects under the supervision of Department faculty, who have active research projects in several areas of astronomy. In addition, the Observatory Internship program, coordinated with institutions based in the University Park of Science and Technology, offers students a unique opportunity to gain practical or research experience at astronomical observatories atop Mauna Kea prior to obtaining their degree. The Space Grant Fellowship Program offers competitive fellowships to students of exceptional promise, usually during their senior year. The fellowships provide a full tuition waiver and a small stipend. Space Grant Fellows conduct a proposed research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor and participate in University-wide Space Grant College symposia. Funding for travel to meetings is available from this program. Affiliated faculty from the University Technology Park and other facilities offer a rich array of supplemental Special Topics courses which expand opportunities for students. B.S. in Astronomy Requirements Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011 Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment. Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements. The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website. Group 2. Major Requirements 1.Required courses in Astronomy and Physics (48 credits) ASTR 110L Gen Astronomy Lab (1) ASTR 180 Princ Of Astron I (3) ASTR 181 Princ Of Astron II (3) ASTR 250-250L Observational Astronomy (3), Observational Astronomy Lab (1) ASTR/PHYS 260-260L Computational Physics & Astron (3), Computational Phys & Astr Lab (1) ASTR 350 Stellar Astrophysics (3) ASTR 351 Galactic & Extragal Astrophys (3) ASTR 495A-495B Seminar (1), Seminar (1) PHYS 170-170L Gen Phys I: Mechanics (4), Gen Phys I Lab (1) PHYS 171-171L Gen Phys II: Elec & Magnetism (4), Gen Phys II Lab (1) PHYS 270 Gen Phys III: Intro Modern Phy (3) PHYS 331 Optics (3) PHYS 341 Thermodynamics (3) And 6 credits in additional PHYS or ASTR at the 300- or 400-level, not including ASTR 400 Observatory Internship (1–6) 2.Required courses in related fields (24 credits) CS 150 Intro To Computer Science I (3) CHEM 161-161L General Chemistry I (3), General Chemistry I Lab (1) MATH 205-206 Calculus I (4), Calculus II (4) MATH 231-232 Calculus III (3), Calculus IV (3) MATH 300 Ordinary Diff Equations (3) Total Semester Hours Required for the B.S. in Astronomy 120 credits required. Notes Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major. To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. A 2.0 or better in every required course above in ASTR, PHYS and MATH is required. A minimum of 30 credits is required at the 300- or 400-level. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering. [-]

Bachelor of Science (BoS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

Explore the endless possibilities of science with this degree as you can choose to study everything from astronomy to neuroscience. So whether your interests are broad or unique, the Bachelor of Science allows you to follow or find your passion. [+]

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Explore the endless possibilities of science with this degree as you can choose to study everything from astronomy to neuroscience. So whether your interests are broad or unique, the Bachelor of Science allows you to follow or find your passion. You’ll have the flexibility to explore all of your interests, tailoring a program to take you in whichever direction of science interests you most. And when you study at Australia's most reputable science university, you will gain access to state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. You'll also benefit from studying in Canberra, a science city which gives you unparalleled access to parliament, CSIRO, government departments, Geoscience Australia and many other national and international science organisations. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of S, graduates will be able to: develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts; use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse and respond to problems and issues; convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways; work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives; exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen. Employment Opportunities High quality scientists are in demand, accordingly many of our graduates proceed to further studies (such as at the Honours, Masters and Doctoral level) in order to retain a competitive edge in their chosen scientific field. Graduates of this degree can find work within administrative, ecological and technological arenas. Graduates can also undertake specific graduate-level training in areas such as teaching, patent assessment or science communication to further equip themselves for these professions. Career Options ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program. The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion. It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart. http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/ Admission Requirements Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications: An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken. Click HERE for further information about domestic admission. The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer. Domestic applicant entry requirements Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students. International applicant entry requirements International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required. Bonus Points The National Access Scheme 2014 ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded. Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher. Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study. How to apply Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule. Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/ for more information. Indicative fees Domestic students: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) Annual indicative fee for international students: $36,720.00 For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees Scholarships ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies. Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing. For further information see the Scholarships website. [-]

Astronomy

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Astronomy is often called the oldest science -- in many ways, it is also one of the newest! Our majors learn the science of the physical study of stars and stellar systems in the observable universe, what might more properly be called astrophysics. [+]

BScs in Astronomy. Astronomy Undergraduate Program Astronomy is often called the oldest science -- in many ways, it is also one of the newest! Our majors learn the science of the physical study of stars and stellar systems in the observable universe, what might more properly be called astrophysics. Because astronomers really can't experiment on stars, experimentalists are called observers instead. They supply the observational details of positions, fluxes, and spectra to theoreticians, who model the evolution and development of objects ranging from comets to stars to entire galaxies. Scientists who study the surfaces of planets are more typically found in geology programs, while scientists who specialize in the study of upper atmospheres and magnetospheres of planets, and the regions between the planets, are generally housed in space physics groups. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Astronomy The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is designed primarily for students as a pre-professional degree for those intending to continue on to a graduate program in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. The emphasis is on providing the student with a strong, competitive foundation in the math and science required to move to the next level and contribute professionally to independent research and development within the field. Whether the degree ends with the achievement of a BA or BS or serves as a stepping stone to additional study, these programs offer an excellent undergraduate education, training some of the finest problem solvers and analysts of the future! All of our undergraduate BS majors and the majority of BA students are involved in research projects during their years here. Many earn summer scholarship support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, through research grants to faculty supervising their projects, or through admission to one of the many summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The majors have also competed successfully on a regular basis for summer internships at REU sites around the country. [-]

BSc (Hons), MPhys - Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics

University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Astronomy, space science and astrophysics allow us to see the Universe and our place in it. Through studying these subjects mankind has continually enlarged its horizons and explored the cosmos. [+]

BSc (Hons), MPhys - Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Astronomy, space science and astrophysics allow us to see the Universe and our place in it. Through studying these subjects mankind has continually enlarged its horizons and explored the cosmos. The subjects continually evolve and change every year based on discoveries by researchers around the world. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences, practised by most of the world's ancient civilisations, and one of the most modern, relying for many recent discoveries on high technology and the space programme. It is an observational science that provides our view of the vast ranges of scales of space, time and physical conditions in the Universe. Astrophysics emphasises the underlying physical concepts of the stars and galaxies, which make up the universe, providing an understanding of the physical nature of bodies and processes in space and the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomical research. Space is often referred to as the final frontier of exploration by mankind. Space exploration and observations depend to a large extent on satellites and other forms of space probes. Designers of space equipment need a good understanding of physics and astrophysics, together with specialised engineering skills. We also offer the chance to study in the USA on our MPhys Programme. A course list is provided below and you may find our student profiles on the year in the USA interesting to read here. For further information on the opportunity to spend a year abroad, please contact us. DID YOU KNOW: Physics and Astronomy at Kent was ranked 1st in the UK for students who found employment or went on to further study within 6 months of graduating in 2012 Courses Astronomy, Space Science & Astrophysics - (F590) 3FT Hon BSc Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics - (F592) 4FT Hon MPhys Astronomy, Space Science & Astrophysics with a Year Abroad - (F591) 4FT Hon MPhys *Universities in the USA (including University of California, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University Bloomington, University of North Carolina: Charlotte, University of Kansas, Marquette University and State University New York: Buffalo), Canada (including University of Calgary and Trent University) and Hong Kong. BSc (Hons) Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F590 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 3 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 MPhys Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Award: MPhys Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F592 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 4 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 480 Total ECTS credits: 240 MPhys Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics with a Year in the USA Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas UK/EU/International students on an approved Year Abroad or Year in Industry for the full 2014/15 academic year pay an annual fee of £1,350 to Kent. Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status. Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics Award: MPhys Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F591 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 4 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 480 Total ECTS credits: 240 Year abroad: Yes [-]

BSc in Physics and Astronomy

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree provides opportunities for focused study and opens doors toward a more complex understanding of the universe. This major certainly offers a wider scope than any other major, from the Big Bang to the Way Things Work, to the very center of the atom. [+]

BScs in Astronomy. This degree provides opportunities for focused study and opens doors toward a more complex understanding of the universe. This major certainly offers a wider scope than any other major, from the Big Bang to the Way Things Work, to the very center of the atom. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy? Have you ever thought about the very big things-like the universe? Or the very small, like the inside of an atom? If you ponder the big questions, and look for patterns in nature's behavior, then maybe you're an astrophysicist in the making. You can find out at Northern Arizona University. Here, you will be steeped in the sciences of physics and astronomy. Physics uses mathematics to describe why and how things work, and astronomy uses the laws of physics to reveal the nature of celestial objects. You will be encouraged to think independently, to join faculty research projects, and will benefit from the university's array of high-tech instruments and proximity to world-class Lowell Observatory. If you want to search for planets outside the solar system or learn how a laser actually works, you'll receive the guidance you need in NAU's merged major in Physics and Astronomy. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Research assistant Telescope operator Industrial researcher Scientific programmer Defense industry team member With further education, one of these paths is possible: Planetary scientist Researcher University professor Optical engineer University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

BSc in Astronomy

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our program focuses on astrophysics and planetary science. You will be encouraged to think independently and to join in faculty research projects. [+]

In the words of NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, “When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy? Did you spend most of your childhood behind a telescope? Do you have a habit of thinking about very big things, like the universe? If you ponder the big questions, then maybe you're an astronomer in the making. Indulge your scientific curiosity and build a career path. The science of astronomy uses the laws of physics to reveal the nature of celestial objects. Our program focuses on astrophysics and planetary science. You will be encouraged to think independently and to join in faculty research projects. You'll benefit from our proximity to world-class Lowell Observatory and the university's own new twenty-inch research-class telescope. If you want to search for planets outside the solar system, you'll receive the guidance you need at Northern Arizona University. Find your way to questions you haven't yet learned to ask. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Research assistant Telescope operator Industrial researcher Scientific programmer Defense industry team member With further education, one of these paths is possible: Planetary scientist Researcher University professor Optical engineer University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

BSc in Astronomy

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How old is the Universe? How do stars and galaxies develop? What is between the stars, and how are planetary systems formed? If you are fascinated by questions like these, then Astronomy is the degree programme for you! [+]

BSc in Astronomy

How old is the Universe? How do stars and galaxies develop? What is between the stars, and how are planetary systems formed? If you are fascinated by questions like these, then Astronomy is the degree programme for you!

 

More than stars and planets

Obviously, astronomy is about the Universe, stars and planets. But if you are interested in other natural sciences, it is likely that this degree programme will also appeal to you. You will study the physical processes in the Universe, so physics and mathematics are also an important part of the programme.

 

International contacts

The Groningen astronomers are among the best in the world. Research into astronomy has been carried out at the University of Groningen since 1883. Astronomers from Groningen collaborated on the development of the HIFI instrument in the Herschel space telescope, and are also involved in the international LOFAR network of radio telescopes and the GAIA satellite that will be charting a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy.... [-]


B.S. in Astronomy

Embry Riddle University Aeronautical University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Prescott

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy program gives students the tools and the knowledge they need to reach for the stars. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy program gives students the tools and the knowledge they need to reach for the stars. Working in the Campus Observatory Complex, an exceptional environment that takes advantage of Prescott’s high altitude and clear skies, students get to master astrophysics, quantum mechanics and more through hands-on experiences with the instruments that unlock the secrets of the skies. Students also have access to the Hubble Space Telescope and research programs at NASA and the National Science Foundation. While most astronomers hold advanced degrees, there are astronomy careers that do not require graduate study, including spaced-based and ground-based observatory technician and operators, astronomical instrumentation development, commercial and military satellite operations, secondary education, science journalism, and financial analysis. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy degree is housed in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. B.S. in Astronomy The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy is a program designed to prepare students for work in space-related and aerospace-related industries, academic and government research laboratories, graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics, and other careers such as science education. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects such as planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, as well as the Universe as a whole. Astronomers apply the fundamental laws of physics to celestial objects to understand the appearance and behavior of those objects. Students will explore objects ranging from the nearby (e.g., the Solar System) to the farthest reaches of the Universe and its origin (e.g., cosmology and the Big Bang). In addition to classroom learning, students will gain hands-on experience with astronomical equipment, such as telescopes and sophisticated electronic cameras, using the Campus Observatory Complex. Students will learn how to plan, execute, and analyze astronomical observations. In their senior year, students satisfying course and GPA requirements have the option of completing a senior research thesis project in an area of interest that overlaps with the research interests of a supervising faculty member. Opportunities also exist before the senior year for student-faculty research projects. Whether contributing to the fundamental knowledge of astronomical objects, furthering space exploration, or engaging in one of an additional variety of available careers, graduates of this program will be prepared to become leaders in space-related fields. Admission Requirements To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I, Physics I, and General Chemistry and must have a good command of written English. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy is a 120 credit hour program that can be completed in eight semesters. The list of courses below comprises the complete requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Astronomy. The list is organized as a “vertical outline” according to the year and semester in which the courses would normally be taken. While it is not a requirement that the courses be taken during the year shown, students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Therefore, it is recommended that students keep their schedule as close as possible to the one shown below. Before registering for a course, check the course descriptions to ensure that all prerequisites and/or corequisites are met. Note that prerequisites for a course are only considered met if the student obtained a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite courses. Students may not pursue both an Astronomy B.S. degree and a Space Physics B.S. degree. However, also note that the degree requirements for the first three semesters of both degree programs can be satisfied with the same courses. Thus, a student who is making appropriate progress in either the Astronomy or Space Physics degree programs can switch to the other program after the third semester with a complete transfer of credit from one program to the other. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Florida
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Daytona Beach

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Added to this basis are the General Education components and the specialized courses of the field of study. [+]

BScs in Astronomy. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Added to this basis are the General Education components and the specialized courses of the field of study. It takes advantage of our department's observatory facilities, including an instrumented 1-meter telescope (the largest University research telescope in the southeastern United States), and folds them into laboratory components of the program, combining mathematics, physics, optics, astronomy, astrophysics, and instrumentation. The program’s strong emphasis on fundamental mathematics and applied sciences provides the flexibility to enter a broad variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics degree is housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Added to this basis are the General Education components and the specialized courses of the field of study. It takes advantage of our department's observatory facilities, including an instrumented 1 meter telescope (the largest University research telescope in the southeastern United States), and folds them into laboratory components of the program, combining mathematics, physics, optics, astronomy, astrophysics, and instrumentation. The program’s strong emphasis on fundamental mathematics and applied sciences provides the flexibility to enter a broad variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields. Admission Requirements To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I and Chemistry for Engineers. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics degree program requires 120 credit hours. The program can be completed in eight semesters. The courses necessary to earn this degree are listed below. A grade of C or better is required to satisfy the lower division prerequisites for EP and PS courses. [-]