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University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to know... how images are stored on a compact disk, how a laser works, the composition of the DNA molecule, or whether the universe has a beginning or an end, then you want to study Physics at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Physics is the basic science that underlies astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and all the other applied sciences.



The subject matter of Physics at University of North Carolina Wilmington is the physical universe, and the primary reason for studying physics is to gain a unifying understanding of the world around us. 

This is accomplished through the interplay of experiment and theory that constitutes the scientific method. Beyond the purely intellectual pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, there is the vast use of discovered laws of nature for the purpose of improving our material well-being. 

Just look around you. Innovations like computers, high-definition television, nuclear power, lasers, communications satellites, ultrasonic scanners, recombinant DNA, magnetic resonance imaging in medicine, and high temperature superconductivity are revolutionizing the world in which we live. 

Physicists are at the very center of the expansion of knowledge and technology, and career opportunities have never been better!

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus with Analytical Geometry
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • General Physics
  • Classical Dynamics
  • Modern Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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