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Pure & Applied Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
Physics, mathematics, and philosophy are the foundation of all the modern sciences.  Traditionally physics has been considered the study of how things work, but over the past century it has expanded into much more than that. The Pure & Applied Physics program is offered at the University of Colorado Denver.
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Overview

A Pure & Applied Physics program from University of Colorado Denver can lead to post-graduate study or employment with opportunities to advance knowledge, innovate new products and processes, and achieve far-reaching impact in both local and international communities. We look for students with an active mind. We help our students develop curiosity, imagination, problem-solving and communication skills, and acquire practical knowledge. Physics should be a versatile, challenging, and rewarding undertaking. 

Some of the current exciting areas under investigation in the world of physics include the following:

  • The structure and evolution of our knowable universe, the field of cosmology.
  • The behavior of matter at extreme low temperature which includes superconductivity and a phenomenon known as a Bose-Einstein Condensate.
  • The fundamental structure of matter at scales smaller than the atom. This includes the highly-publicized discovery of the Higgs Boson.
  • The study of exotic matter such as graphene (a two dimensional substance), carbon nanotubes, and other nanoparticles.
  • The application of advanced optics to better image biological samples.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Physics: Calculus – Based
  • Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Modern Physics
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Junior Lab
  • Quantum Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    537

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via credit card
  • Request an official high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions
  • Official transcripts are those that arrive at our office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local ministry of education
  • The University of Colorado Denver requires official transcripts from your US high school, as well as transcripts for any secondary school coursework completed prior to enrollment in the US. SAT/ACT tests are required for international students who have graduated from a U.S. high school

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26047 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26047 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26047 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26047 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9782 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9782 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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