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BA(Hons) Astronomy and Astrophysics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

World University Ranking

About this course

Astrophysics deals with some of the most majestic themes known to science. Among these are the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present day; the origin and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the elements themselves; the unity of basic physical law; and the connection between the subatomic properties of nature and the observed macroscopic universe.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Here is a summary of the requirements for this programme:

  • The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics offers several courses that satisfy the general education requirement in the physical sciences.
  • The six courses numbered in the 12000s present many options for choosing coherent two- or three-quarter sequences across a range of foundational topics, from the grand principles governing the universe and understanding its beginning, to the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies, and the search for habitable extrasolar planets.
  • The courses include labs for engaging in astronomical inquiry through classical experiments, opportunities for telescope observing, and data analysis. Quantitative analysis will be an important part of these courses; however, any tools needed beyond pre-calculus algebra will be taught as needed.
  • For students seeking a more in-depth examination of selected astrophysical topics, astronomy courses numbered in the 18000s are offered, usually to be taken in the student’s second year or later. These courses are intended for students from throughout the College.

Sample Program (when general education requirement in the physical sciences is taken in Astronomy and Astrophysics)

  • ASTR 12600 Matter, Energy, Space, and Time
  • ASTR 12620 The Big Bang
  • ASTR 12700 Stars
  • ASTR 12610 Black Holes
  • ASTR 18200 The Origin and Evolution of the Universe

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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