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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Lock Haven, PA, United States
LHU’s state-of-the-art physics facilities offer the chance to learn on industry-standard equipment under the guidance of highly qualified professors. Exciting research opportunities, internship experiences, and multiple concentration options await you as a student in the Physics program of Lock Haven University.
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What You'll Study

If you want to continue your education, the Physics program of Lock Haven University will ready you to enter graduate school for a master's or doctoral degree in a physics-related discipline.

Program Highlights

Facilities: LHU’s physics facilities include a cleanroom, student lounge, computer facility, and classrooms and laboratories housed in the University’s newly constructed East Campus Science Center. Our specialized labs and equipment allow for experimentation and demonstrations in atomic and nuclear physics, electronics, optics, astronomy, electricity, and magnetism. We have imaging and fabrication capability extending down to the nanoscale structures. Our facilities include:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope with elemental and spectral analysis
  • Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling microscopes
  • Optical spectroscopies: Raman, Fluorescence, and Absorbance.
  • Electrical tests with direct and alternating signal.
  • Device preparation in inert glovebox
  • Material deposition by Thermal Evaporation, Magnetron Sputtering, and Chemical Vapor Deposition.

Careers: With the Physics program at the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, you can pursue a career in engineering, mathematics, computer science, medical physics, geophysics, applied physics, industrial physics, teaching and more. 

Graduates of the nanotechnology concentration can apply the degree to a wide range of industries with a demand for skilled scientists, engineers, and technicians who understand the principles of nanotechnology and the instruments and techniques of nanofabrication. Recent graduates have been employed with:

  • NASA
  • Intel
  • Global Foundries
  • Bin Optics
  • Fermi National Acceleration Lab

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heat
  • Electronics
  • Modern Physics
  • Optics
  • Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

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.

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    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 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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