Bachelors Degrees in Astronomy and Related Fields

Astronomy encompasses the most interesting physical phenomena in the universe, including the atmospheres of planets, the nature of galaxies and the stars in them, and how the universe got to be the way it is.

The Department of Astronomy provides two BA degree programs and a range of courses for students planning careers in astronomy, space science, or related fields as well as for those seeking a physical science degree while focusing on this exciting field of science. Our department features faculty members who have been chosen for awards and special recognition in both teaching and research. Ours is a welcoming student and scholar community supported by knowledgeable and helpful staff members. Along with course work, most Astronomy Department students participate in forefront research in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Planetary Science, or Space Physics under the guidance of a department faculty member. BA degrees in Astronomy and related fields prepare a student for entry into graduate school and/or successful and productive technical and scientific careers.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying should check with the BU Admissions Office for information. The Astronomy Department is not involved in the admissions process, admission decisions, or financial aid decisions.

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Questions about the Astronomy Program?

Catherine Espaillat

Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director, Institute for Astrophysical Research