What will I learn?

The School of Physics offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Science in Physics and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. The basis of the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree is the traditional preparation of a student for graduate study in physics.

Each of the baccalaureate programs contains the following:

  • courses needed to meet general institutional degree requirements;
  • a core of technical courses intended to give a strong background in mathematics and the physical principles of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and the quantum theory that governs physical phenomena at the microscopic level of molecules, atoms, and nuclei;
  • technical electives that enable the student to explore areas of his or her choice in greater depth;
  • courses involving undergraduate research, and
  • free electives, about fifteen percent of the total hours, which may be employed to schedule additional technical or nontechnical courses.

The considerable flexibility inherent in the physics curricula is advantageous to students who wish to work out individual programs of study. At the same time, this flexibility suggests the need for consultation with advisors so students can make the best use of elective hours and avoid scheduling difficulties that may arise in later semesters. Students may utilize their elective freedom in the physics curricula to specialize in particular areas of physics, to prepare for careers in interdisciplinary areas of science, to compose a pre professional program, or to gain a background in other technical or nontechnical disciplines. Students should contact their academic advisor for assistance in planning programs of study with emphasis directed toward a particular objective. Since some students who earn a degree in physics have transferred from other disciplines, the School has planned its degree programs to enable most students to transfer into physics with little or no loss of credit. A total of 120 credit hours (exclusive of wellness) and a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in physics courses numbered 3000 and higher are requisites for the bachelor's degree in physics.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences

Study options

Full Time (122 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,370.00 per year
Start date

10 January 2022


College of Sciences

Administration Building, Room 202,

225 North Ave,



30332, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have International Baccalaureate Diploma.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.