Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Astrophysics
Description: Our Astrophysics program explores a wide range of questions about the physics and properties of stars, galaxies and the universe. You will study the properties of and physics behind astrophysical objects, and, through computational lessons, develop the tools and techniques to solve physics and geophysical problems. The learning process is enhanced through access to department resources including the Astronomical Observatory, which is available for solar and evening observing.

The Honors Astrophysics program incorporates several courses in advanced mathematics and honors level calculus. Students interested in this program should have a strong mathematical background.

URL: Astrophysics at University of Alberta
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

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.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Advanced Functions
  • Grade12 Visual Arts or Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics
  • 2 of Grade12 Physics or Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Calculus and Vectors or Grade12 Biology

Applicants must have: one of the following courses: Anglais EAE4U, English EAL4U, English ENG4U, or Studies in Literature ETS4U; one of the following subjects: Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages other than English, or Math/Sciences; one of the following courses: Advanced Functions MHF4U; and two of the following courses: Physics SPH4U, Chemistry SCH4U, Calculus and Vectors MCV4U, Biology SBI4U, and Computer Studies ICS4U.