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Astronomy and Astrophysics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #191 (WUR) New York City, NY, United States
At UMass Dartmouth, physics majors receive an outstanding education in physical science and in areas such as critical analysis, computers and technology, mathematics, and effective writing and communication. These are critical for career success. 


Today's employers want graduates who have a broad, diverse education, and know how to solve problems creatively. You'll get that at UMass Dartmouth.

So, you'll take a variety of courses in physics, mathematics, and science, as well as in liberal arts and the social sciences. You can also take courses in fields like astrophysics and environmental physics where knowledge is rapidly expanding. Your education will be comprehensive and contemporary.

The following is a sample curriculum for physics majors:

  • In your first year, courses include physics for scientists and engineers, calculus, computer programming with C, and critical writing and reading.
  • Among your second year classes are classical and experimental physics as well as several math courses and technical communications.
  • In the following year, you'll study modern physics and quantum mechanics, experiment with electronic circuits, participate in a physics seminar, and have the opportunity to take electives.
  • As a senior, you'll study solid state physics, and, by taking a number of elective courses, can focus on an area that interests you.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Physics 
  • Science
  • Calculus
  • Stat. Thermo. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

We require:

  • academic transcripts
  • SAT or ACT results
  • a personal statement (up to 650 words) that demonstrates qualities of leadership, community service, work experiences and/or other significant interests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14358 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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