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Astronomy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, TX,
As an Astronomy student, you’ll explore the origin, evolution, makeup, and motion of the matter in the universe as you prepare for a career in the industry (like aerospace or data science), or further graduate study.

About

The student will:

  • Explore the universe through the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, one of the most significant alltime astronomy projects.
  • Get a firm grounding in the sciences through courses in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and astrophysics.
  • Jump into research by working with faculty and graduate students on topics like star cluster and galaxy evolution, infrared and radio astronomy, and stellar and interstellar gas chemistry and dynamics, with data collected from Sloan, the Green Bank Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, WHAM telescope in Chile, and the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of west Texas.

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:
  • Physics I and II
  • Intro Astronomy: Earth and Planets
  • Cosmic Origins
  • Calculus I and II
  • Intro to Computer Science for Scientists
  • First-Year Physics and Astronomy Seminar

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Your application for admission
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Your Essay
  • Counselor evaluation / recommendation (or secondary school report)
  • Teacher evaluation / recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • International students in schools where English is not the language of instruction may substitute the TOEFL or IELTS (unless requesting a scholarship).
  • Official college transcripts from each institution attended
  • Your Early Decision Agreement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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