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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Oklahoma City, OK, United States
The Department of Physics at the University of Tulsa offers the traditional BS and BA undergraduate physics majors as well as a combined Bachelor/Master of Science in Physics.
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Key Features

These programs at the University of Tulsa are structured such that students who complete the undergraduate program in Physics will: 1) Be equipped to successfully enter and complete programs of graduate study in physics, 2) Function as productive, qualified scientific professionals, and 3) Demonstrate awareness of their responsibility to contribute to society as ethical, socially conscious practitioners of their profession.

Bachelor of Arts degree program prescribes a thorough introduction to the core fundamentals of physics while retaining the flexibility to engage in a broad offering of arts and sciences courses. This degree plan is especially suitable for students who plan to apply their physics knowledge and abilities towards careers in education or health care.

Bachelor of Science degree offers students a strong foundation in physics and mathematics in preparation for technical or scientific careers. More rigorous courses than the B.A. degree, the curriculum has been designed to allow students in their junior and senior years to focus on specific fields of physics. 

Participation in a minimum of two semesters of research, culminating in a senior thesis, is required. Additional research involvement is strongly encouraged (but not required). Graduates are qualified to work as physicists and may also pursue graduate degrees in physics or related science and engineering fields. Other options include professional degrees in medicine or engineering as well as technical careers in the science and engineering fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The World of Physics
  • General Physics 
  • General Physics 
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics in Physical Sciences
  • Physics Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Official high school transcript – If you have a GED, you must submit an official record of your scores (not the diploma) and a final high school transcript from the last date attended.
  • SAT or ACT results (the writing component is not required); Superscore will be used for admission and scholarship decisions.
  • Counselor Recommendation (on the Common App, please submit the school report AND a counselor recommendation)
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • English proficiency tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oklahoma City

  • 911 - 1460 USD/month
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