• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Four options within Physics from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) enable students to achieve their particular educational objectives. The options are:

  • Traditional Physics Option: This option is designed for students intending graduate studies in physics or planning to obtain an industrial position with a traditional physics degree.
  • Solid State Physics Option: This option is designed for students presently employed by or intending employment in the semiconductor industry. It will provide theoretical foundations and practical experience in solid state physics.
  • Energy Science Option: This option will prepare graduates for energy-related careers in industry and government and will provide the student with a strong background in the technical, economic, and instrumentation aspects of all energy resources. Please check with the Department about the availability of classes to complete this option.
  • Secondary Education Option: This option allows students to get a B.S. in Physics and secondary science teacher certification in collaboration with the UCCSTeach program.

Graduates with Physics from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will:

  • gain knowledge about the fundamental concepts on which the field is based. 
  • gain practical hands-on experience.
  • study and use state-of-the-art technology in the student's area of interest.
  • gain knowledge in fundamentals of materials technology. 

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 include:

  • General Physics - Calculus-Based
  • General Physics 
  • Modern Physics
  • Instrumentation Laboratory 
  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Principles of Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Optics Lab
  • Senior Physics Seminar

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.

General Requirements

  • First-Time Freshman Application
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Submit Your High School/Ged Transcripts
  • Submit Your Sat/Act Scores 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20067 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20067 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20067 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8523 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Colorado Springs

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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