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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The undergraduate degree in physics emphasizes knowledge and awareness of:

  • the basic subfields of physics (classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics), as well as at least one specialty area of application (e.g., solid state physics or optics);
  • the major principles of physics, their historical development and the roles they play in the various subfields of physics;
  • the interrelations between theory and observation, the role of systematic and random experimental errors and methods used to analyze experimental uncertainty and compare experiment with theory;
  • physical phenomena and experience in the use of basic experimental apparatus and measuring instruments;
  • mathematics sufficient to facilitate the acquisition and application of physical principles; and
  • the importance of physics in other fields such as chemistry, biology, engineering, medicine and in society at large.

In addition, students completing the degree in physics are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:

  • apply physical principles to new situations;
  • construct and assemble experimental apparatus, conduct and analyze measurements of physical phenomena, analyze experimental uncertainty and make meaningful comparisons between experiment and theory; and
  • communicate results of scientific inquiries verbally and in writing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120-121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses inculde:

  • General Physics 1 for Majors
  • Calculus 1
  • Experimental Physics 1

For more information, please visit program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

General required materials:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee ($70 for international students)
  • Essays

Additional Required materials for freshmen & international freshmen:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school transcript or equivalency
  • SAT or ACT score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    28750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Boulder

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Students seeking financial aid are required to apply every year using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Undergraduate Student Loans:
  • Subsidized loans are need-based and do not have interest accruing while you are in school or in deferment.
  • Unsubsidized loans may or may not be based on financial need and interest accrues while you are in school or in deferment.
  • Perkins Loan Program – $5.500/year
Graduate Student Loans:
  • Graduate/Professional Students have an annual loan limit of $20,500 and a lifetime loan limit of $138,500.
  • Perkins Loan Program - $8.000

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