Bachelor On Campus


Williams College

48 months
50450 USD/year
50450 USD/year
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Students who elect to major in Physics at Williams College find that the foundation in fundamental principles and experimental techniques obtained here is excellent preparation for graduate work in the pure or applied sciences, engineering, other professional fields, or for direct entry into the job market.


Learning Objectives

Learning objectives for the Physics program at Williams College:

  • Our students become confident and versatile problem-solvers who use physical intuition together with analytic and quantitative skills to study, model, and understand the world around us. They develop laboratory skills throughout our curriculum via hands-on experiences with diverse experimental techniques and tools. They learn various approaches to data analysis and become comfortable using computational methods to analyze and solve problems.
  • Our students develop a solid grasp of core concepts and applications of classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics. They learn how physics and other disciplines have impacted and continue to impact each other and society.
  • Our students become effective, clear communicators in written and oral work, capable of explaining complex quantitative issues in broadly accessible terms.
  • Upon completing the physics major, our students are well prepared for graduate study in physics and related fields, and some follow that path. Our students’ long-term professional pursuits are quite varied, but many are drawn to careers that require scientific or technical expertise or strong quantitative reasoning abilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Being Human in STEM
  • Spacetime and Quanta
  • Energy Science and Technology
  • Sound, Light, and Perception
  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism and the Physics of Matter

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
    • School Report
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Two Teacher Recommendations
    • Mid-Year Report (Due February 5 or for schools on a trimester, when 2nd trimester grades are available)
    • $65 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
    • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50450 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 50450 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    50450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50450 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for North Adams

876 - 1815 USD /month
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