Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
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 Bachelor of Science Specialization degree provides a focused education in one program. You will take most of your courses in your main subject area, and are expected to maintain a higher standard of academic achievement. A Specialization degree can provide the background to help you proceed to a higher degree, but its primary function is to provide a comprehensive education at the undergraduate level.

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 to 82
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
  • 2 of Grade12 Biology or Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Computer Related Studies or Grade12 Physics
  • Grade12 Visual Arts or Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics

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