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What will I learn?

Physics originated in antiquity as the study of natural philosophy. As such, it attempts to describe the universe within the context of both physical laws and the fundamental particles of nature. The broad scope of physics runs from the microscopic nuclear structure and that of the elementary particles themselves to the macroscopic, the galaxy and evolution of the universe as a whole. Today the subject is generally divided into broad areas such as solid-state, nuclear, elementary particles, astrophysics, etc. The department maintains competence in most major branches of physics and offers instruction in these areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, it has a strong interest and involvement in science education.

Learning Outcomes

The B.S. and B.A. in Physics, the B.A. have the broad objectives enumerated below. These objectives are designed to promote the success of our majors in their chosen career path, whether that takes them into academia, secondary teaching, industry or further education:

  • Provide students with problem-solving and data-manipulation skills appropriate to the growing range of scientific and technological careers in academia or industry.
  • Develop students’ oral, written, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Provide students with skills in experimental design, data collection, and data analysis through research experiences in a laboratory/computational/telescope setting.
  • Educate students in the application of mathematical tools that will be useful for them to achieve success in a post-college career.
  • Provide a conceptual and analytical understanding of the core areas of physics and their specialty area.
  • Provide students with an understanding of scientific reasoning, i.e., the roles of theory, hypothesis, and experiment in the scientific method.

The B.S. in Physics are primarily designed for students who wish to pursue post-graduate education or to have a more in-depth physics background. The Physics B.A. is primarily designed for students interested in pursuing a double major, or a professional career. The Physics B.S. is designed to accommodate students who have an interest in pursuing a hybrid career, for example, Physics + Atmospheric Science or Physics + Materials Science. The B.A. in Physics and Physics Education is structured for those interested in pursuing a secondary science teaching career.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,090.00 per year
Tuition amount is based on USD $603 per credit hour (actual tuition will vary based on the actual credit hours enrolled)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3254,

LARAMIE,

Wyoming,

82070, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Completion of the success curriculum while attending high school. High School Success Curriculum: 4 years English, 4 years Math, 4 years Science, 3 years Social Science, 2 years of same Foreign Language.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of high school transcript.

English scores: Min. score 71 for iBT/ 6.0 IELTS / 51 Duolingo.

Deadlines

Fall semester (mid-August) - All application materials must be received by June 1.

Spring semester (early January) - All application materials must be received by November 1.

Summer semester (early May) - All application materials must be received by April 1.

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About this uni

The University of Wyoming offers outstanding, research-led learning opportunities and a classic American cultural experience.

  • Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains landscape
  • Diverse student body from over 90 countries worldwide
  • Low student to faculty ratio and small classroom sizes
  • Over 200 programs of study to choose from