What will I learn?

Applied Physics is the study of the basic laws of nature and their application to modern technologies. A B.S. in Applied Physics gives students a broad background in physics while relating this background to applications used in technology-based industries such as optical science, microelectronics, computer-based laboratory instrumentation and astronomy/astrophysics.

Program Objectives

One of the primary responsibilities of the physics department is to educate the next generation of scientists, engineers and scientifically informed citizenry through research-intensive education in the physical sciences and related technologies. The program provides students with critical interdisciplinary knowledge — offering a general physics option with a broad exposure to several major areas of physics. Students of the program will also be able to advance their studies through double major in Computer Science and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics (B.S. programs) options.

Through their coursework and research focuses, students of the Applied Physics B.S. program will exhibit the following: Understanding of the latest and most rapid advances in science and technology; Interdisciplinary academic excellence that will help them drive future advances in science and technology; Understanding of current problems and complexities in their field of interest through required senior level specialty courses and interdisciplinary study.

Learning Outcomes

While students in the Applied Physics B.S. Program earn a wide range of skills and knowledge through the program, we specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes: An understanding of the various fields and specializations encompassed by the field of physics; An ability to conduct and participate in research relevant to the student’s area of program specialization; An ability to successfully apply professional communication, organization and time management skills; An ability to problem-solve both as an individual and as part of a team; An ability to identify and utilize evidence-based resources and information; An ability to think critically and creatively about modern issues in the STEM field; An ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of the following subject areas: physics, mathematics, and chemistry; Recognition and understanding of best practices relevant to the student’s area of program specialization; An understanding of professional ethics; An ability to connect textbook and classroom content to the real-world application.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

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

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021


College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,


New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled