What will I learn?

Computational Physics combines physics, computer science and applied mathematics in order to provide scientific solutions to realistic and often complex problems. Areas of application include the study biological systems, environmental modeling, the design of materials, nature of elementary particles, medical imaging, and energy management. A computational physicist understands not only the workings of computers and the relevant science and mathematics, but also how computer algorithms and simulations connect the two

WHY CHOOSE COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS?

The recent and rapid developments in science and engineering have been driven by a dramatic increase in the power and use of computers. Yet too many science and engineering graduates do not have strong enough backgrounds in computation to take advantage of these recent developments, while many computer science graduates do not have the background in mathematics and science needed for technical fields. You will be able to enjoy careers involving high-performance computing and science, without having to choose between them.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

You will gain an in-depth and hands-on education in physics, other related sciences, mathematics, and computing, as well as valuable skills in complex problem-solving and team work.

CAREERS IN COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

A degree in Computational Physics is an excellent springboard to careers in many related fields where computation plays key roles; oceanography, material science, computer science, applied mathematics, geophysics, medicine, or finance.

Which department am I in?

College of Health, Environment and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$15,895.00 per year
Start date

Expected December 2021

Venue

College of Health, Environment and Science

1 Morrow Way,

SLIPPERY ROCK,

Pennsylvania,

16057, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

For international students

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

English language requirements: Applicants must score a minimum of 61 on the internet based test (iBT), a minimum of 500 on the written test or a minimum of a 173 on the computer based test. Applicants must receive an overall IELTS score at band 6.0 or above.

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

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