Admission to the Undergraduate Program

For questions about undergraduate admissions to Boston University contact the Admissions Officethe Astronomy Department does not directly handle student admissions. Students wishing to pursue undergraduate study in astronomy must apply for admission to Boston University and choose as their college the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

The Department of Astronomy provides a range of courses and programs for students planning careers in astronomy, space science, or related fields as well as for those wishing a physical science degree while focusing on this exciting field of science. The department offers three concentrations: astronomy, astronomy and physics, and geophysics and planetary sciences. Students concentrating in any of these areas develop the necessary mathematical skills and physical insight to understand the nature of the universe from the modern scientific perspective. In addition to course work, most Astronomy Department students participate in research at the forefront of Astronomy and Planetary Science under the guidance of a faculty member. These concentrations prepare a student for graduate school and/or technical and scientific careers.

For questions about undergraduate courses and concentrations please contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Andrew West.