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Astronomy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lawrence, KS, United States
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Astronomy is designed to provide a general background within astronomy for individuals with a primary interest in another field (e.g. high school science teaching, journalism, computer programming, etc.) where a broad but not deep understanding of a physical science can be of  benefit, but isn’t critical. 
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Overview

Whether the degree ends with the achievement of a BA or BS at University of Kansas 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 Astronomy students are involved in research projects during their years here. 

Learning outcomes

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. KU majors have also competed successfully on a regular basis for summer internships at REU sites around the country.

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:
  • Written (2 units) and Oral Communication
  • Fundamental knowledge in Humanities, Social Sciences (1 unit each area)
  • Human Diversity and Cultural Understanding and Global Awareness
  • Social responsibility and ethical behavior

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Provide evidence of high school graduation with a curriculum that would prepare you for university studies in your home country
  • Credentials and Requirements by Country for Freshman Addition to the College of LIberal Arts and Sciences
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Submit English proficiency test scores (dependent upon score level, scores are used to either determine English proficiency or to estimate students' placement in an appropriate level of ESL courses, as needed) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28364 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27590 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10385 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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