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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, GA,
Do you have a cosmos-sized curiosity? Are you interested in matter, space and time? In Georgia Southern University’s physics programs, you can explore our vast universe and join world-class professors in exciting research.

About

The mission of the Department of Physics at Georgia Southern University is four-fold. First, to provide its majors with a strong, basic undergraduate physics/astronomy education that will serve them whether they pursue an advanced degree in physics, a professional career in medicine or dentistry, a career in industry or in science education. Second, to provide excellent instruction in introductory physics and astronomy to non-majors. Third, to conduct original research in physics and astronomy that is recognized at regional, national, and international levels. Fourth, to foster an interest in science in the community and the region.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of either a BSP or BA degree, all majors are expected to:

  • Develop a conceptual understanding of physics principles. They will be able to demonstrate concepts in Newtonian Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism.
  • Develop state-of-the-art laboratory skills and professional communication skills. They will be able to apply the scientific method to design, execute, and analyze an experiment. In addition, they will be able to explain their scientific procedures as well as their experimental observations.
  • Retain and/or develop attitudes that are favorable toward learning physics. They will see physics as a coherent framework of ideas and indicate a willingness to continue learning about physics.
  • Develop advanced problem solving skills. They will be able to apply advanced mathematics to solve complex problems involving physical phenomena.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • First­ Year Seminar
  • English Composition I
  • Principles of Physics I
  • Calculus I 
  • American Government
  • Global Citizens
  • English Composition II 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    69

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

High School GPA & Required High School Curriculum
  • 2.5+ High School GPA
  • Your High School GPA is calculated by the Office of Admissions using the 17 Required High School Curriculum courses listed at the bottom of this page. Additional information can be found at Staying on Course. Grades will be used as listed on your official high school transcript; Georgia Southern does not add or remove weight for accelerated courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19282 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9641 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2732 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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per 15 credits

Living costs for Statesboro

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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