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Astronomy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
Astronomy offered by Boston University encompasses the most interesting physical phenomena in the universe, from the atmospheres of planets, to the discovery and characterization of planets orbiting other stars, the nature of galaxies and the stars in them, the supermassive black holes that reside at the centers of all large galaxies, and how the universe got to be the way it is. 
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Overview

Astronomy majors from Boston University gain exposure to the principles of astronomy, physics, and mathematics. They learn to communicate astronomical information effectively to a variety of audiences using the spoken and written word. They learn to think critically and evaluate, interpret, and solve problems related to astronomy, physics, and general scientific topics. The BA in Astronomy prepares students for entry into the competitive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workplace. Students develop the technical skills and problem-solving experience that gives them the tools to work in the modern, high-tech world.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the principles of astronomy.
  • Communicate astronomical information effectively, both in writing and verbally, and to a variety of audiences.
  • Think critically and evaluate, interpret, and solve problems related to astronomical topics as well as other technical and general scientific topics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Planetary Physics
  • Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Multivariate Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    90

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General Requirements

National
  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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