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Astronomy

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Explore the universe through our astronomy program. Conduct research, develop your problem-solving skills and learn to see the sky in a whole new way. Want to do some star-gazing? We have one of the largest celestial telescopes on any North American university campus.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Careers

  • Aerospace professional
  • Data scientist
  • Government policy analyst or policy maker
  • Industrial research and development professional
  • Scientific computing professional

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Astrophysics – ASTR 250
  • Introduction to Observational Astronomy – ASTR 329
  • Introduction to Cosmology – ASTR 405

Admission

Apply to the Faculty of Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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Providing you accurate application deadlines, tuition fee estimates, admission requirements, scholarships and transfer credit depends on your situation.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

Ready to apply?

We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

Is this program the right fit for you? Use our program planning worksheets to get a good idea of what your studies will look like.

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