Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Astrophysics
Description: Discover the scientific study of the universe beyond the Earth. Astrophysics deals primarily with the behaviours, physical properties, and dynamic processes of celestial objects and phenomena. Astrophysicists draw on physics and mathematics to study planets, stars, black holes, galaxies — even the evolution of the universe itself.

As a Saint Mary’s undergraduate, you’ll get to dive in right away. Our students are often hired to assist with ongoing research and may choose to pursue their own original research through our honours program. Our faculty members regularly work with international partners, including collaborative projects with telescopes, space agencies and particle accelerator facilities around the world. The program also offers opportunities for study abroad, paid summer placements and student awards and scholarships.

URL: Astrophysics at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Astronomers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  

Two additional academic 12 courses are also required.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 55] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.