48 months
39216 USD/year
39216 USD/year
37344 USD/year
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At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics program are prepared to enter a broad variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields. 

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Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects such as planets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole. In practice, Astronomy is mostly about using remote observations of celestial objects to understand how those objects work.  

Students will use a combination of physics and astronomy classroom courses, along with hands-on laboratory courses, to understand and explore the Universe.

Embry-Riddle offers students significant advantages, including faculty connections to major resources, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the Kepler Mission, Transiting Earth Survey Satellite, the James Webb Space Telescope, and other facilities sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

ERAU graduated more students in Astronomy and Astrophysics than 85% of other undergraduate astronomy programs in the U.S.,  according to the American Institute of Physics.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 7 percent increase in physics and astronomy jobs between 2019 and 2029. The current median annual wage for Ph.D. astronomers is $119,730. The American Astronomical Society provides additional resources and information. Learn more about careers enabled by an astronomy degree.

About Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Daytona Beach

The Astronomy and Astrophysics program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a strong fundamental basis in mathematics and physics. Housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, the program is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) and has been appointed the consortium’s lead administrative institution by its Board of Directors.

The Department’s observatory facilities include an instrumented 1-meter telescope (the largest university research telescope in the southeastern U.S.). This and other high-caliber technologies are used in the laboratory components of the program. Two new spectrographs, fed by light from the 1-meter telescope, enable students to determine the temperatures, compositions, rotation rates, and speeds of stars, planets, nebulae and extragalactic objects.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Modern Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic Nuclear Physics
  • Planetary Science
  • Observational Astronomy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I and Chemistry for Engineers.
  • Application for admission and $50 application fee 
  • Official Transcript
  • All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes. The passport must be valid for at least six months of the semester to which the student is applying.
  • We suggest you submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of Funds - required for student visa purposes ONLY
  • English Language Requirement
  • Letters of Recommendation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39216 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39216 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    37344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37344 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Daytona Beach

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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