University of Calgary

Astrophysics

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Astrophysics
Description:

Astrophysics scholars ask questions such as: How can the properties of dark matter and energy be determined? Do wormholes exist? How do galaxies form?



Astrophysics is the application of physics to the study of astronomical objects and phenomena. The goal of Astrophysics is to understand and explain how astronomical objects and phenomena occur and work. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, in the laboratory, and the nearby Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. This degree will provide you with practice conducting experiments and observations, computational and logic skills, and strong problem-solving abilities.
URL:Astrophysics at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.
Careers:Astronomers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 
  •   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Biology  or   Chemistry  or   Physics  or   Computer and Information Science  

Note that for the third prerequisite Mathematics 31 also counts as one of the fulfilling courses. Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 14, 2020