48 months
39116 USD/year
39116 USD/year
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At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, students in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy program use a combination of physics and astronomy classroom courses, along with hands-on laboratory courses, to understand and explore the Universe. 

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Astronomy is unlike most sciences. We can’t bring celestial objects such as planets, stars, and galaxies into a laboratory. Instead, we use a clever combination of astronomical observations, physics principles, computer analysis and the human mind to understand how these distant objects work.

Graduates of the Astronomy program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are prepared to enter a variety of industrial and basic science applications, as well as graduate programs in related fields.  

As one of only a few small, private institutions with an Astronomy program, Embry-Riddle offers plenty of advantages, including faculty ties to major resources, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and major research programs sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation. Students also frequently work one-on-one with faculty on research projects and activities.

About Astronomy at the Prescott

Through hands-on experiences with the instruments that unlock the secrets of the skies, students in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy program at the Prescott Campus can make precise observations of a variety of celestial objects. Prescott’s campus houses the Optical Observatory, newly upgraded with a computer-controlled 16-inch diameter telescope and professional-quality electronic camera.

Students attend classes in dynamic, engineering-related labs and facilities, such as the Campus Observatory Complex, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, and Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

Prescott’s campus has one of only a handful of Astronomy degree programs in the Western United States and its high altitude location away from large cities allows students to take advantage of equipment access on campus to view the nearest heavens, while peering up at the farthest reaches through access to the Hubble Space Telescope and research programs at NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • General Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Techniques of Observational Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 SCH


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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, Physics I, and General Chemistry and must have a good command of written English.
  • 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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    39116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39116 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Prescott

960 - 1440 USD /month
Living costs

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