Bachelor of Science Degrees in Astrophysics

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Astrophysics

Obtaining a Bachelor of Science typically requires about three to five years of education. This degree represents the individual’s achievements within his or her field of study. It shows a level of proficiency has been acquired, and upon completion, a graduate can begin a career in a given field. 

What is a BSc in Astrophysics? Students who pursue this subject will learn a lot about mathematical and scientific concepts as they apply to space. Astrophysics places a prominence on comprehending the physics of galaxies and stars. Students learn about the various techniques and instruments used in contemporary astronomical study.  Individuals will also learn about the design process behind satellites and other probes sent into space and acquire the engineering skills to make them.

Numerous benefits can be gained by earning a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics. This program covers a wide range of other fields, including mathematics and physics, and you can apply the skills learned to many facets of life. Degree holders may have an advantage over those without degrees or with lesser degrees when searching for employment. Additionally, a degree generally affords a higher salary.  

In order to get a sense of how much your degree will cost you, you should perform extensive research on the school you wish to attend. The geographic location as well as the length of the program will factor into how much you will need to pay.

Getting your Bachelor in Astrophysics will open up a wide range of career options for you. Many people who earn a degree in this field go on to receive a master’s or PhD. They may take a research position at a school, or they embark on careers as teachers, museum educators, journalists, writers or science technicians. If your goal is to be an actual astrophysicist, there are a number of positions you may be qualified for with various private employers.   

Getting a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics could potentially allow you to make the next great leap in space exploration. 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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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 Astrophysics. 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... [-]

B.S. in Applied Meteorology

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

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology provides a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere and prepares the graduate for a range of meteorologist positions in government, military, or as researchers or aviation meteorologists in the private sector. [+]

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology provides a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere and prepares the graduate for a range of meteorologist positions in government, military, or as researchers or aviation meteorologists in the private sector. Emphasis is placed on applying theory to operational weather forecasting and decision-making for weather-sensitive industries. Students use a state-of-the-art Meteorology Lab and computer-equipped classrooms to understand and forecast complex atmospheric phenomena ranging from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, to cyclones, fronts, and jet streams, to global climate and how it is changing. Students in the Applied Meteorology degree may choose to pursue an Emergency Response Meteorologist or Aircraft Dispatching certificate. Emergency response meteorologists are in demand by the National Weather Service and other government agencies for incident response operations requiring quick and reliable weather-related decision support for events such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and hazardous material spills. Certificated aircraft dispatchers are employed by airlines to manage the ground-based tasks vital to successful airline operations, including in-flight monitoring of weather conditions. This degree meets all the requirements for undergraduate study in meteorology recommended by the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Service, and the U.S. Air Force. All graduates also meet U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for the position of meteorologist. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation. Degree Requirements The Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology requires successful completion of a... [-]

B.S. in Space Physics

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

The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program lets students explore the fundamental forces in nature through investigating atomic, nuclear and elementary particle systems. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree program lets students explore the fundamental forces in nature through investigating atomic, nuclear and elementary particle systems. This applied physics program is designed to produce graduates prepared for space and aerospace-related careers. Students can choose from three areas of specialization: Astroparticle Physics; Exotic Propulsion; or Gravitational Physics and Cosmology. Working with a dedicated faculty with state-of-the art labs and equipment, students graduate prepared to promote the exploration of space and add to the body of knowledge in science. Because of the strong emphasis on experimental physics, graduates are well-suited to enter a variety of fields in industry and graduate programs. In addition to employment in research and the space program, graduates with physics degrees will pursue diverse space physics careers in fields such as medical physics, biophysics, plasma physics and other areas that utilize physicists, such as the military and security sector. The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics degree is housed in the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. 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 Space Physics is a 120 credit hour program that can be completed in eight semesters. The list of... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

BSc in Physical Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the physical sciences and the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities associated with the physical sciences. Exit level outcomes Students should be able to: Identify, interpret, analyse and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using enquiry and theory-driven arguments Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the physical sciences Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on a commonly applied physical... [-]

BSc Hons in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

BSc Honours in Physics [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Physics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. Admission to the Honours programme is subject to the permission of the Head of the Department. A minimum summative mark of 60% in Physics on NQF level 6 (third year) plus 50% in Mathematics on NQF level 5 (second year) is the standard entrance requirement. Completion of the Physics Honours programme requires passing the project (PHY0000) and 9 additional modules, including those compulsory for the chosen specialisation. Not all modules may be offered in any particular year. In the case of modules that are spread across two semesters, the first semester module serves as a prerequisite for the second semester module. As part of the electives, a student may choose a maximum of two modules from Faculty of Science Departments other than Physics, with permission from the Head of the Physics Department. The final mark for each of the theory modules in the Physics Honours programme is calculated as follows: The examination mark contributes 70%... [-]

BSC in Physics

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. The structure of the courses reflects the structure of the subject. All students take the core modules and choose further modules from the lists of options. The core modules introduce the fundamental principles, while the optional modules explore their applications in the different areas of physics including: astrophysics, the properties of matter, particle physics and atmospheric physics. The option scheme also allows a proportion of modules to be taken from outside of physics. We encourage students not only to consider modules related to physics, for example in computing, but also modules in philosophy and modern languages. Please download the course booklet for more information. Below is a list of the individual modules in each year and more detail on their content can be found by following the links above. YEAR ONE In the first year, all students take the modules in the Core list. To give you an idea about the way the degree course is structured in the first year, the number in brackets after each module title indicates the number of lectures you will attend e.g. (15L) indicates a 15-lecture module. Core: Physics Foundations (30L), Electricity and Magnetism (30L), Quantum... [-]

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... [-]

BSc in Physics

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

This degree takes students from the core of the atom to the hearts of galaxies, all in an effort to understand how the universe works. This Physics-rich program also grounds the student in advanced math and calculus. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. This degree takes students from the core of the atom to the hearts of galaxies, all in an effort to understand how the universe works. This Physics-rich program also grounds the student in advanced math and calculus. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Physics? Have you ever thought about very small things, like the inside of an atom? If you look for patterns in nature's behavior, then maybe you're a physicist in the making. By pursuing a physics degree at Northern Arizona University, you can indulge your scientific curiosity and prepare for a career in a technical field or as a professional scientist. You will become immersed in the science of physics, which uses mathematics to describe why and how things work. Here, you will be encouraged to think independently and to join in faculty research projects on optics, material science, and quantum mechanics. You'll benefit from close contact with faculty as well as our array of high-tech instruments. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Industrial researcher Scientific programmer National lab team member Defense industry team member With further education, one of these paths is possible: University professor Researcher Medical physicist Industrial engineer 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.... [-]

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... [-]

Department of Physics and Electronics

Fountain University
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Nigeria Ibadan

The Department of Physics, Electronics and Earth sciences currently runs programme in PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONICS. This programme enjoys FULL ACCREDITATION. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. Brief introduction of the Department The Department of Physics, Electronics and Earth Sciences of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences was headed at inception by Prof. M. K. Fasasi who was on one year sabbatical leave from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. After the expiration of his sabbatical leave, the Department was coordinated by Mr. A. Yusuf, while Prof. M. K. Fasasi was still assisting in the smooth running of the Department. Mr. H. S. Bolarinwa was appointed in February, 2011 as the Coordinator of Department. Prof M. K. Fasasi is also still assisting in the running of the activities of the Department. The Department has registered thirty two students since the inception of the University on 14th January, 2008. Seven students were registered in 2007/08 academic session, two students in the 2008/09 academic session, six students in the 2009/10 academic session, two students in 2010/11 academic session, twelve students in 2011/12 session and two students in 2012/13 session. The Department of Physics, Electronics and Earth sciences currently runs programme in PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONICS. This programme enjoys FULL ACCREDITATION. Other programmes to be run by the Department from the commencement of the 2013/ 2014 session include: Physics Geophysics Geology The Department has a well furnished, equipped laboratory and workshop for teaching and research. Philosophy, Aims and Objectives of the Programme To provide students with a broad, balanced knowledge and practical skills in their programme. To instil in students a sense of enthusiasm in their chosen programme, and... [-]

B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Pure and Industrial Physics

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

The Department of physics trains its students in most of the above areas of physics and prepares them for work in areas of modern high technology such as Industries, telecommunication and digital electronics, metallurgy and mining engineering, medicine, agriculture, aeronautics. [+]

Physics is a fundamental science dealing with the physical nature of matter spanning from the nucleus of the atom to the astronomical bodies of the universe. Thus the specialized areas of physics include Astronomy and space physics, solid state physics, solar energy physics Geophysics, electronics and optoelectronics, nuclear physics and radiation physics, biophysics and medical physics etc. The Department of physics trains its students in most of the above areas of physics and prepares them for work in areas of modern high technology such as Industries, telecommunication and digital electronics, metallurgy and mining engineering, medicine, agriculture, aeronautics. The aim of Department of physics is to offer programmes designed to train its students to acquire a sound knowledge of the different branches of physics up to the university level. This will take the student through the classical, statistical and quantum mechanical nature of matter. Topics such as thermal physics, wave motions electromagnetism, electronics, atomic and nuclear physics, are covered and we show how these principles are applied in developing modern equipments of high technology. Types of Degree Programmes The Department of physics offers the following degree programmes: i) B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Physics. ii) B.Sc (Hons) combined degree in Physics/Mathematics Physics/Chemistry Physics/Computer Sciences Physics/Electronics. [-]

BSc Physics

University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Physics addresses some of the deepest questions of how the universe works and explores nature beyond the bounds of human experience. Our staff conducts research from the longest length and time scales - e.g. the role of dark matter in the structure of the Universe and mimicking the Big Bang in heavy nuclear collisions - to the smallest length and time scales, e.g. the hunt for the Higgs boson and other aspects of elementary particle physics. [+]

BScs in Astrophysics. Undergraduate degree course in Physics BSc F300: Physics addresses some of the deepest questions of how the universe works and explores nature beyond the bounds of human experience. Our staff conducts research from the longest length and time scales - e.g. the role of dark matter in the structure of the Universe and mimicking the Big Bang in heavy nuclear collisions - to the smallest length and time scales, e.g. the hunt for the Higgs boson and other aspects of elementary particle physics. In between these extremes, understanding how the Sun and stars work, the physics and biophysics of nanoscale structures, quantum states of matter such as superconductivity and ultracold atom gases, and metamaterials (the physics of invisible cloaks) are all key to our research themes. You can benefit directly from this research activity by joining us and being taught by internationally acknowledged experts at the frontiers of physics; and by taking part in the research itself in the final years of your degree. Course Details Studying Physics gives you an understanding of the fundamental rules that govern the nature of matter in the universe, and the techniques of scientific problem-solving that underpin this knowledge. You’ll gain a deep understanding of core physics within a strong mathematical framework and there are many opportunities to pursue specialist options, making the Physics degree very flexible. In your third year you’ll also have the chance to undertake a major piece of project work as part of a team of around... [-]