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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, TN,
Students in the Physics program can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics or the same degree with a concentration in Physics Teaching, Professional Physics, or Astronomy. Within the Professional Physics concentration are tracks in medical physics and astrophysics.

About

Physics is a lot like chocolate—it goes with everything. That may be one reason so many of MTSU's physics majors started out in pursuit of a different degree (in recording industry, pre-medicine, music, etc.) only to discover that it was the physics of it all that fascinated them. Physics may take them on a different road back to their original interest—a career as a medical physicist, for example.

There's almost no field of endeavor that doesn't have some part of it touched by physics. Not surprisingly, a B.S. in Physics can be that first step to any number of diverse careers! Examples include
  • Acoustics researcher
  • Architect
  • Astrophysicist
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • High school physics teacher
  • Medical physicist
  • Naval mine warfare analyst
  • Patent attorney
  • Pilot
  • Software developer
  • Spacecraft designer
  • Radio Frequency (RF) specialist
  • Video game developer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • PHYS 1110 - Discovering Physics
  • PHYS 1600 - Physics of Music
  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I
  • PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics II
  • PHYS 2021 - Physics Problems Laboratory II
  • PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I
  • PHYS 2111 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I
  • PHYS 2120 - Calculus-Based Physics II
  • PHYS 2121 - Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory II
  • PHYS 3000 - Acoustics and Signal Analysis
  • PHYS 3050 - Directed Study in Physics
  • PHYS 3070 - Concepts in Modern Physics I
  • PHYS 3080 - Concepts in Modern Physics II
  • PHYS 3100 - Modern Physics I
  • PHYS 3110 - Modern Physics II
  • PHYS 3111 - Modern Physics Laboratory
  • PHYS 3150 - Topics and Methods of Theoretical Physics I
  • PHYS 3160 - Topics and Methods of Theoretical Physics II
  • PHYS 3200 - Scientific Modeling and Problem Solving
  • PHYS 3300 - Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 3310 - Concepts and Applications of Digital Electronics
  • PHYS 3330 - Health Physics and Radiation Protection

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees are per credit hour

Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 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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