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What will I learn?

Physics is the science that studies the structure and properties of matter and transformations of energy. With math as the language and experimental verification as a guide, physical study has established the fundamental laws of nature that are the foundation of all natural science and technology. The study of physics includes learning the general principles and the phenomena that have been discovered and developing the skills that enable such knowledge to be advanced through research. An emphasis area in astronomy is excellent preparation also for science teachers, laboratory technicians, computer programmers, and science journalists. It can also serve as the basis for graduate degrees in other fields, such as law or medical school. People with a degree (or background) in Physics with and emphasis in astronomy find jobs in planetariums, science museums, national observatories, national laboratories, federal agencies, universities, business or private industry.

This is an emphasis area of the following major:

Physics, BS

COMMON CAREER PATHS

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

  • Astronomers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Materials Scientists
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Physicists
  • Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,812.00 per year
The tuition fee is based on 12 credit units each fall and spring semester

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

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Science

317 Lowry Hall,

COLUMBIA,

Missouri,

65211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic Requirement - High School Coursework; English Language Requirements - TOEFL; Written test - 550 overall score, no section score below 52; Online test - 79 overall score, no section score below a 17; IELTS - 6.5 overall score, no section score below a 6.0. GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale; GPA of 3.5 or higher on a U.S. 5.0 scale; Average grades of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale; Average grades of 8 or higher on a 10-point scale; IGCSE scores of C or higher in five or more subjects AND three A-level certificates with a C or higher.

For international students

Students must complete High School Coursework with 13 units (one unit = one year in class) with the following core coursework: Mathematics - Four units (algebra or higher), Science - Three units, Social Studies - Three units, Languages - Two units, Fine Arts - One unit.

Students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a U.S. 5.0 scale
  • Average grades of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale
  • Average grades of 8 or higher on a 10-point scale
  • IGCSE scores of C or higher in five or more subjects AND three A-level certificates with a C or higher

English Language Requirement:

TOEFL

Written test: 550 overall score no section score below 52
Online test: 79 overall score no section score below a 17

IELTS

6.5 overall score no section score below a 6.0

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

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About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri’s beautiful 1,262 acre site offers a pleasant place to enjoy top class study at a well-renowned American institution.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally-recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body

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