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BA Astronomy - Astrophysics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

49116 USD
49116 USD

Application fee

International 80 USD
National 80 USD
College of Arts and Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
SAT (avg)2000
ACT (avg)29

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About this course

As an astronomy major, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the nature of the universe, with thorough preparation in physics and mathematics. Like nearly all majors, there are opportunities to engage in research projects in your junior and senior years — faculty and students have played major roles in space exploration, including a heavy involvement in NASA missions such as the Mars Rovers.

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Eligibility Criteria

16 units, including 4 of English, 3 of mathematics, 3 of science, and 3 of one foreign language

A SAT score of 2000 and an ACT score of 29 are necessary for admission.

TOEFL score of 100 for Internet Based Exam and score of 600 for Paper Based exam.

IELTS Score of 7 is required

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Course Modules

  • PHYS 1112 (4 credit hours) Physics I: Mechanics or PHYS 1116 (4) Physics I: Mechanics and Special Relativity
  • PHYS 2213 (4) Physics II: Heat and Electromagnetism or PHYS 2217 (4) Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 2214 (4) Physics III: Waves, Optics, and Particles or PHYS 2218 (4) Physics III: Waves and Thermodynamics
  • MATH 1910 (4) Calculus for Engineers or MATH 1120 (4) Calculus II or MATH 1220 (4) Honors Calculus II
  • MATH 1920 (4) Multivariable Calculus for Engineers or MATH 2220 (4) Multivariable Calculus or MATH 2240 (4) Theoretical Linear Algebra and Calculus
  • MATH 2930 (4) Differential Equations for Engineers or MATH 4710 (4) Basic Probability or ASTR 3340 (4) Symbolic and Numerical Computing
  • ASTR 4410 (4) Experimental Astronomy or ASTR 3310 (3) Planetary Image Processing or ASTR 3334 (3) Modern Astrophysical Techniques
  • ASTR 4431 (4) Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • ASTR 4432 (4) Interstellar Medium and Galaxy Evolution
  • ASTR 4433 (4) Introduction to Cosmology
  • PHYS 3316 (3) Basics of Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 3314 (4) Intermediate Mechanics or PHYS 3318 (4) Analytical Mechanics
  • PHYS 3323 (4) Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism or PHYS 3327 (4) Advanced Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 3341 (4) Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 4443 (4) Introductory Quantum Mechanics

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How to Apply

Cornell uses the Common Application (CA) or the Universal College Application (UCA), both of which can be completed and submitted online. Students will choose one format to submit all required application materials. Please do not mix-and-match or duplicate CA and UCA submitted application forms.

The School Report 

Your counselor or designated school official should submit this form (or your school’s own report form) and your official transcript on your behalf.

Counselor Recommendation 

Cornell requires a written statement from your guidance counselor or college advisor.

Teacher Evaluations 

You are required to submit two teacher recommendations. Be sure to remind individuals writing letters for you to include your name and date of birth on all pages if they are sending them by mail.

Midyear Report 

Submit the Midyear Report as soon after the application deadline as possible. We strongly encourage guidance counselors to submit this online too, so we can process your application faster. We understand that some students with schools on trimesters may not have any new grade information to report at the time of submission, and therefore do not need to send a Midyear Report.

Official Transcript

Official Transcript is required to be mailed to the university for admission.

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