48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Physics program have been taught at Rutgers University since its founding, and the Department of Physics & Astronomy is today one of the largest and most prestigious in the School of Arts & Sciences.


Why Physics?

The Physics program of Rutgers University offers several tracks, with excellent preparation for graduate school for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, and options to tailor a degree to provide a good foundation for those interested in medicine, teaching, engineering or other related technical fields. The Department has an excellent record of supporting undergraduate research experiences, and notably has had one or more winners of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship every year for the past 10 years, and in 12 of the past 14 years, including four associated with the Department in 2019.

Physics is the study of energy and the behavior of single atoms and their component pieces. Physicists are the most fundamental of scientists for they examine the basic laws of nature. They seek to study and understand what happens when atoms and subatomic particles break down and assemble, how they react to collisions with each other and to electro-magnetic radiation.

With 70+ faculty members, Rutgers boasts the largest and most accomplished physics faculty in the nation. This program takes into consideration the specific needs of adult and nontraditional students and University College-New Brunswick endorses it as an adult-friendly & working-professional program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astronomy & Cosmology
  • Extended Analytic
  • Analytical Physics
  • Elements of Physics
  • General Physics
  • Modern Optics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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