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Astronomy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Toledo, OH, United States
The Astronomy program of The University of Toledo is closely tied to physics, mathematics, geology and biology. UT undergraduates study the origins of the Earth and other planets. They learn about humans’ place in the universe, our prospects for the future and the importance of physical sciences.
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Were you the kid memorizing the names of the constellations and wondering about life on other planets? The University of Toledo offers a world-class program in astronomy.

The faculty members in the Astronomy program of The University of Toledo rival those at other, major universities. They are actively engaged in leading-edge research with NASA and colleagues around the world. Undergraduates are able to collaborate on research starting their freshman years.

Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Highlights

Renowned faculty. Our physicists and astronomers at UT are equal to those anywhere in the U.S. Five of our faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society for their significant research. This international honor is bestowed on only a small fraction of members. Five are endowed professors. Others have been named UToledo outstanding lecturers and researchers.

A head start on research. Get involved in research as early as your freshman year. Many schools offer research opportunities only to grad students. UToledo undergraduates publish in peer-reviewed journals and present their research at conferences.

A national reputation. It’s not just our expert faculty and cutting-edge research. UT also is known for its active public-education programs at the Ritter Observatory, Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory.

Career Opportunities

The Astronomy program at the University of Toledo has a strong history of launching our undergraduates into rewarding careers. Employers love our students for their:

  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Abilities to solve complicated problems
  • Technical software and hardware skills (modeling, design and development)

These skills allow our graduates to keep up with constantly changing technology.

A UToledo bachelor's degree in astronomy gives students a strong science education not only in astronomy, but also in physics, mathematics and chemistry. It prepares them for a variety of careers, including many industry positions that do not have “astronomy” in the title.

UT graduates are employed in:

  • Planetary and space science
  • Science writing
  • Government
  • Environmental science

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:
  • Survey Of Astronomy
  • Solar System Astronomy
  • Stars, Galaxies, And The Universe
  • Elementary Astronomy Laboratory
  • Black Holes, General Relativity And The Big Bang Theory
  • Astronomy For Science Majors

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High School Transcripts
  • Applying test-optional: 2.75 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.75 GPA or 21 ACT/1060 SAT
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9097 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4417 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Toledo

  • 893 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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