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Mount Holyoke College

Bachelor On Campus
48 months
Duration
54400 USD/year
54400 USD/year
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About

The Bachelor in Astronomy from Mount Holyoke College is designed to provide a good foundation in modern science with a focus on astronomy. Taken alone, it is suited for students who wish to apply scientific training in a broad general context.

Overview

Modern astronomy is concerned with understanding the nature of the universe and the various structures - galaxies, stars, planets, atoms - within it. We are interested not only in describing these things, but in understanding how they are formed and how they change, and, ultimately, in reconstructing the history of the universe.

This understanding is always based upon the same set of theories and practices - physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, geology, mathematics, computer science - that we use to understand the earth and its immediate surroundings. Thus, all students are strongly encouraged to base their study of the universe upon a firm grounding in one of these disciplines.

The Bachelor in Astronomy from Mount Holyoke College is designed to provide a good foundation in modern science with a focus on astronomy. Taken alone, it is suited for students who wish to apply scientific training in a broad general context. If coupled with additional course work in related fields, the astronomy major or minor provides the foundation to pursue a career as a professional astronomer or planetary scientist. Thus, advanced courses in geology, mathematics, physics, biology, and/or chemistry, as well as a facility in computer programming, are strongly encouraged.

Learning Goals for Astronomy Introductory Level Classes

  • Understand fundamental concepts in astronomy such as gravity, the nature of light, the origin of the universe, and physical characteristics of matter.
  • Demonstrate skills for quantitative analyses, including the ability to form a hypothesis, graphically represent and interpret data, estimate error and understand sampling bias.
  • Critically evaluate representations of science in all types of media.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Special Topics in Astronomy
  • Stellar Astronomy
  • Galaxies and Dark Matter
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics I: Stars and Galaxies
  • Writing about Astronomy
  • Seminar: Topics in Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics II: Stellar Structure

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Mount Holyoke Writing Supplement (optional)
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms (from core academic courses)
  • Midyear Report (due February 15, as applicable)*
  • Standardized Test Scores (optional)
  • Art Supplement (optional)
  • English Proficiency Requirements for non-native English speakers
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
  • Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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