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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Four options within the Bachelor of Science program in Physics at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs enable students to achieve their particular educational objectives. Courses in each option are chosen to teach the fundamental concepts on which the field is based. The degree options are:  

  • Traditional Physics: This option is designed for students intending to pursue graduate studies in physics or planning to obtain an industrial position with a traditional physics degree.
  • Energy Science: 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.
  • Solid State Physics: 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.
  • Secondary Teaching: This option is designed for students wishing to be high school physics teachers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will possess the fundamental physics knowledge that is necessary for admission into a graduate program in physics or related technical fields, such as education, industry, research, and military.
  • Students will be able to apply the fundamental ideas and methods of physics and be able to analyze problems using these skills.
  • Students will be able to prepare and present several research topics and defend them before peers and faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Physics - Calculus-Based
  • General Physics 
  • Advanced Physics Lab - Calc Based
  • Advanced Physics Lab 
  • 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:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Online freshman application
  • Non-refundable application fee (online or mail)
  • Official high school transcripts certified and translated to English (final three years)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11873 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11873 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    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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