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Astronomy & Astrophysics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Daytona Beach, FL, United States
At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy 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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Students will use a combination of physics and astronomy classroom courses, along with hands-on laboratory courses, to understand and explore the Universe.

Being one of only a few small private institutions with an Astronomy program, ERAU offers students plenty of advantages that include faculty ties to major resources, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and major research programs sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

The current placement rate for Embry-Riddle graduates who have earned their degree in Astronomy is 99 percent, which includes those who continue their education to pursue advanced degrees.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 14 percent increase in Physics & Astronomy jobs between 2016 and 2026.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) says graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in the physics field make up to $60,000 in the private sector in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) positions.

Students frequently work one-on-one with faculty on research projects and activities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Current Topics in Space Science
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory
  • Physics I Laboratory
  • Introduction to Computing for Engineers
  • Differential Equations and Matrix Methods
  • Electro-Optical Engineering
  • Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript or GED scores
  • Advanced Placement scores
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Personal Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT or ACT Exam Scores
  • Copy of Passport
  • Submit Proof of Funding for at Least One Year of Study
  • Intent to Enroll Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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