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Physics, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (QS) Potsdam, NY, United States
By explaining the discoveries being made about our universe Physics helps you understand Nature. It helps you mature as a knowledgeable and logical person in the modern world.
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In combining the abstract concepts of mathematics and philosophy with the applied aspects of instrumentation and engineering Physics is unique among the sciences. Applications of physical laws also provide the basis for the development of technology. In practical terms, a Physics graduate is well suited for a wide variety of careers.

Because of the flexibility in our curriculum, your opportunities are more extensive. With your degree in Physics, you can go directly into business, industrial, or governmental employment, as a design, research, quality control, or development scientist or engineer. You may also go into the teaching profession. If you want to continue your higher education, you can enter graduate school not only in Physics, but also in Mathematics, Chemistry, Engineering, Business Administration or you can continue in a professional program such as medicine, dentistry, or law.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Physics
  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Modern Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Physics Freshman Seminar
  • Modern Physics Laboratory
  • Physics Seminar
  • Directed Study Experimental
  • Directed Study Theoretical

English Language Requirements

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    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.

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    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.

General Requirements

  • Clarkson University Unconventional Application (online)
  • Common Application (online)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • Personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor, principal, or headmaster
  • A second letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Application Fee - $50

International students:

  • Common Application
  • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  • Certification of Finances Form
  • Copy of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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