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Physics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a broadly-based major program flexible enough to serve as preparation for graduate study in physics, applied physics, medical physics, astronomy or astrophysics, or engineering, or for technical employment. The Physics program is offered by Vanderbilt University.
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Overview

Key facts:

  • In courses in the Physics program, students learn fundamental knowledge about mechanics and Newton’s laws, the magnetic and electrical properties of matter, quantum and statistical mechanics, dark matter and dark energy as well as the applied, quantum mechanical properties of nanodevices, the uses of lasers in genetics research and surgery, and the forces cells use to move. 
  • All of the undergraduates at Vanderbilt University have the opportunity to do research under the guidance of superb faculty representing many specialties, including biological physics, astrophysics, condensed-matter physics, particle physics and nuclear physics. In the supportive settings of small classes and groups of researchers, they test their powers of logical and mathematical reasoning and use state-of-the-art tools to explore the largest galaxies, probe the tiniest sub-nuclear domains, develop new materials, or manipulate and control cells.  Nearly half of our physics majors do senior honors theses and our undergraduates frequently are co-authors on significant scientific papers.

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 included

  • Mechanics and Newton’s Laws
  • The Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Matter
  • Quantum and Statistical Mechanics
  • Dark Matter and Dark Energy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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