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Astronomy, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Astronomy program at Valparaiso University prepare students for graduate study, positions as high school teachers, and entry-level work as physicists in government or industry. Several degree options meet a range of needs and interests.

Education

This degree program highlights students’ interest and preparation in astronomy.

Students who pursue this degree adopt one of the following options:

  • a stand-alone major in astronomy, achieved by completing at least eight additional credit hours in astronomy;
  • a second major in a non-science discipline;
  • a disciplinary science minor (qualifying disciplines include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geography, geology, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and psychology); OR
  • a minor in fundamentals of business, business administration, applied statistics, engineering, or geographic information systems.

In addition to completing the required courses, students are encouraged to take advantage of any of the many research opportunities available at Valpo.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a rolling admission deadline. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy Laboratory
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics
  • Introduction to Galactic Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Senior Research in Astronomy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • A copy of your passport
  • An official copy of your high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language
  • Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency

You can enroll as an undergraduate if you:

  • Earned or will earn a high school diploma
  • Submit your high school and/or college transcripts
  • Submit your SAT and/or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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