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Astronomy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #198 (WUR) , DC,
Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, the astronomy and astrophysics program includes coursework on the origins of the cosmos, life in the universe and space astrophysics.The Astronomy program is offered at George Washington University.

About

Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in physics or a minor in Physics, choosing physics courses and research course topics related to astronomy and astrophysics. Graduate students can earn MS or PhD in Physics with concentration in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

George Washington University students are exposed to a variety of subjects within the field, including the properties of various cosmic objects (such as neutron stars and black holes), hands-on experience with astronomical data analysis and observations, galactic and stellar structure, high-energy phenomena, big bang cosmology and the physical processes of celestial phenomena.

What can I do in the Astronomy field?

Careers include professional astronomer and astrophysicist, researcher and educator.

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 include:
  • Stars, Planets and Life
  • Introduction to the Cosmos
  • How Things Work
  • General Physics
  • Modern Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56845 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56845 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 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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