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Physics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #380 (QS) Winston-Salem, NC, United States
The Wake Forest University Physics Department offers an outstanding educational program for the undergraduate student, with the option to pursue either the BS or the BA degree. The program is designed to give the student a broad understanding of physics, with the opportunity to pursue research at the forefront of biophysics, nanotechnology and molecular motors.
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Key Features

A degree in Physics from Wake Forest University provides opportunities for challenging and exciting careers in many professions, because physics teaches skills that are transferable to these professions. These skills include problem solving, analytical abilities, mathematical modeling, design and interpretation of experiments, research experience, and communication skills.

The physics major is also excellent preparation for students planning to enter science related businesses, MBA School, Medical School, or Law School. Medical Schools seek out students with majors in physics because of the high-tech nature of medical care. MBA schools consider a major in physics outstanding preparation for an understanding of manufacturing and the high-tech aspect of our economy. Just a few of the many careers that are open to you by pursuing a degree in physics are listed below.

The BS degree is for students planning careers in physics or related areas such as engineering. It provides rigorous, in-depth coverage in the areas of mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics. Students also acquire knowledge of electrical circuits and the laboratory skills necessary to succeed in experimental physics. With this degree students are well prepared for graduate studies in physics. Some of our BS majors have also gone on to study optics, medical physics, and engineering in graduate school.

The BA degree provides a broad exposure to physics without the rigorous detail offered in the BS degree. BA students are well prepared for careers in science education, technical writing or journalism, or for working in science-related businesses. The physics BA degree is also a popular major for students who plan to enter professional schools such as Medicine, Business, or Law or whose primary major is in another area such as mathematics or chemistry.

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:

  • Physics
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Environment
  • Physics Seminar
  • Mechanics
  • Biophysics
  • Biophysics Methods Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International student applicants are required to submit a $65 application fee.
  • Certified transcripts are required from each secondary school, college or university attended. A record of at least four years of schooling is needed in order to evaluate the application. 
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score. The official score reports should be sent directly to Wake Forest from the testing institutions.
  • Wake Forest does not require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score in the admissions application. If submitting scores, score reports must be sent directly from the testing organizations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winston-Salem

  • 864 - 1410 USD/month
    Living Costs

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