• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New Paltz, NY, United States
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at State University of New York at New Paltz offers majors in both physics and astronomy, serves a variety of other majors in the sciences and education, and offers general education courses to a wide range of students.
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Overview

Learning outcomes

Astronomy at State University of New York at New Paltz is a field that captures the popular imagination. Many of us are eager to explore the science of stars, galaxies, and the solar system and to extend our understanding of the physical nature of the universe.  The study of astronomy engages this natural curiosity about the cosmos while strengthening the student's scientific and technological literacy. 

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 included:
  • Exploring the Solar System 
  • Introduction to Astrophysics 
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Planetarium Operation 
  • Solar Physics 
  • Extraterrestrial Life

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee 
  • Official high school transcripts and mark sheets
  • Local and state board scores
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • SAT/ACT (optional/not required) 
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Paltz

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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