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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Welcome to Undergraduate Physics at Georgetown University! We're a collection of friendly and welcoming faculty and students working together to understand the mysteries of the Universe. Our students form a close-knit community in which the pursuit of excellence is more often cooperative than competitive.
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The Physics Department at Georgetown University offers programs leading to a B.S. in Physics, an A.B. in Physics, or a minor in Physics. We also offer degrees in Biological Physics. Students planning to attend graduate school in physics or engineering or intending to work as a physicist usually pursue a B.S. degree. 

Students interested in careers in medicine, law, finance, or other areas will benefit from any of the programs, but they may find that the A.B. (or the minor) allows more time to pursue other degrees or interests. The first 5 courses taken for the B.S. and the A.B. are the same, so it is not necessary to decide between the two degrees until at least the end of the 2nd year.

Learning Goals

  • Knowledge of and ability to use various problem solving strategies
  • Ability to justify and explain specific approaches to solving problems
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge from different areas of physics
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Development of written and oral communication skills
  • Application of knowledge to independent research projects.
  • Tools and encouragement to become life-long learners
  • Understanding of when numerical calculations are indicated and the ability to carry them out.

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:

  • Mechanics
  • Calculus
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena
  • Mathematical and Computational Methods
  • Intermediate Mechanics
  • Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  • Statistical Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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