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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Orange, NJ, United States
In Seton Hall University's Physics program, you can join other great minds in the search for answers to big questions like how did the universe begin? What is the densest thing on Earth? The B.A. version of our program is perfect for students who plan to work in secondary education, or those who want to study physics but pursue a career in business, law, allied health or other fields. 
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In the BA or BS Physics program offered by Seton Hall University you'll learn from renowned experts, while working alongside them on groundbreaking research. You can explore a career in secondary education, business, law and allied health, or you can continue your education in a top graduate program and prepare for advanced positions in research and academia. Our students have been admitted to prestigious programs at Duke, Harvard, MIT, Princeton and many others.

Key facts:

  • Gain real-world experience with internships at top employers like Alcatel Lucent Technologies, U.S. Department of Defense, Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin and more
  • Work alongside faculty on cutting-edge edge research starting as early as your freshman year. More than 80% of our students conduct research with faculty! 
  • Apply for research funding from the NASA & New Jersey Space Grant Consortium more than a dozen of our students have been awarded these grants
  • Acquire practical skills in our astronomical observatory equipped with a 16- inch coma free telescope and CCD camera. Other instrumentations include a pulsed laser deposition system, X-ray diffractometer and much more. 
  • Gain cutting-edge research experience with Dr. M. Alper Sahiner, in semiconductors and laser processing of solar cells in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, NIST and IBM.

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:

  • Principals of Physics
  • Physics Laboratory and Data Analysis
  • Modern Physics
  • Waves and Oscillations
  • Electronics
  • Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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