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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Valdosta State Difference

Students in the Physics program of Valdosta State University have small upper-level classes, with class size averaging 15 students or less. Physics majors receive individual attention from faculty and forge relationships that last throughout their years at Valdosta State and beyond. Physics faculty members actively engage in research, and students have opportunities to serve as research assistants. Students have access to state-of-the-art educational tools and technologies, including an optics lab that houses a 6-x4-foot optical table, an observatory with a 16" Cassegrain reflecting telescope, and the VSU Planetarium, a 47-seat planetarium equipped with a Digitarium Kappa digital projector. Physics major s may join the Society of Physics Students, a professional association for physics students and enthusiasts that encourages the development of skill s outside the classroom. Outstanding students may be invited to join Sigma Pi Sigma, a nationally recognized scholastic honor society for physics students.

What you'll learn

The physics program at Valdosta State provides students with knowledge in the fundamental branches of physics, including mechanics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, along with other areas in the discipline such as thermodynamics,electronics, optics and computational physics. Students learn to apply mathematical techniques to physical problems and become proficient in the use of computers and calculators for scientific calculation and programming. The physics curriculum prepares students for careers in research, government, industry or education or to enter graduate programs in physics or astronomy.

Careers

  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Atomic Physicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Chemical Physicist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Laser Technician
  • Marine Geophysicist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Molecular Physicist
  • Nuclear Imaging Technologist
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Optical Physicist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Plasma Physicist
  • Research Physicist
  • Research Technician
  • Secondary School Physics Teacher
  • Technical Consultant
  • Technical Writer
  • Test Engineer
  • Theoretical Physicist

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:

  • Tools of Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Electronics
  • Optics
  • Differential Equations in Physical Systems
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    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:

    550

    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

  • Complete the online application 
  • English Proficiency
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and/or all college(s) attended; only sealed, official academic records will be accepted
  • A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $36,124.00 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses
  • Completed medical form. VSU requires that prior to registration all students present proof of two vaccines for measles and on for mumps and rubella; a tetanus booster within the last ten years; proof of disease or immunization for varicella (chicken pox); and, if under the age of 19 at time of enrollment, proof of hepatitis B series immunization
  • All international students must purchase the VSU medical insurance plan for students to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the United States
  • A copy of the student's passport/visa must be emailed to the Office of Admissions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2185 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valdosta

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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