Astronomy and Astrophysics, B.Sc. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
48 months
39834 USD/year
39118 USD/year
11446 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Astronomy and Astrophysics B.S. major offered by Indiana University Bloomington provides an in-depth study of the field


The Astronomy and Astrophysics prepares students for graduate study and a subsequent career in astronomy and astrophysics, but also for careers in related technical fields including conducting research at universities or national facilities such as NASA centers (e.g. the Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, DC) and national and private observatories (e.g. the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona or the Carnegie Observatory in Pasadena, California, or the National Radio Astronomy Observatory), teaching at the college or high school level, working at planetariums and science museums, computer-support positions for NASA contractors, scientific writing, positions in the aerospace, defense, surveillance, and environmental fields, and military work.

Career Preparation

Career preparation is built into the fabric of Indiana University Bloomington. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Foundation
  • Intensive Writing
  • Foreign Language
  • Breadth of Inquiry
  • Critical Approaches
  • Public Oral Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Anticipated completion of secondary school before you start at IU
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39834 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    39118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39118 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11446 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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