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Physics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Claremont, CA, United States
Study the fundamental properties of energy, matter and the universe using some of the most advanced equipment available to undergraduate students with this Physics program at Pomona College.
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Physics innovative curriculum at Pomona College explores topics ranging from “the six ideas that shaped physics” and the physics of music to general relativity and cosmology. Theses are required, and majors are encouraged to elect independent research projects.

Learning outcomes

A highlight of our department is the incredible access students have to research-grade equipment including the Table Mountain 1-meter telescope, a scanning electron microscope and a tunneling microscope.

To meet diverse interests, the physics major includes multiple tracks: physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.

Our graduates are problem-solvers and include research scientists, astronomers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, computer programmers and movie technicians.

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 included:
  • The Physics of Music
  • Physics in Society: A Critical Analysis of Energy Policies
  • General Physics with Laboratory
  • General Physics with Laboratory
  • Spacetime, Quanta and Entropy with Laboratory
  • Introductory Classical Mechanics
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
  • Foundations of Modern Physics with Laboratory
  • Mechanics
  • Electronics with Laboratory
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Computational Methods in Physics
  • Biological Physics
  • Introduction to General Relativity
  • Introduction to Physical Hydrodynamics
  • Quantum Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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