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Physics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Physics is the study of how the universe works. Physicists ask big questions and their answers often have very human solutions, from treating cancer and predicting weather, to developing video games. The Physics bachelor program is offered by Manhattan College.
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The Physics major at Manhattan College is grounded in the basic sciences, like biology and chemistry, to applied sciences, like engineering. Majoring in physics allows you to develop strong technical and analytical skills, which are applicable to nearly any profession.

Physics at Manhattan College is a challenging program that combines theoretical and experimental components. It is designed to lead you to master:

  • mechanics
  • electromagnetism
  • optics
  • thermal physics
  • relativity
  • quantum theory

You will learn how to solve complex problems using mathematics, and how to communicate your findings to others. You will never view every day events in the same way. As a physics major, you will:

  • Define problems and apply theoretical approaches to them
  • Develop mathematical and modeling skills
  • Become confident with experiment design, testing and validation
  • Create logical arguments and convey complex information

We offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree. You may choose to combine your interests by taking an additional major, minor or concentration in another field of study such as computer science, education or economics.

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 included:

  •  Physics 
  • Principles of Physics 
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Wave Theory of Light and Matter
  •  Mathematical Methods in Physics
  •  Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics of Digital Systems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 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

  • 1. Official High School Transcript
  • 2. SAT and/or ACT Scores: Critical reading and math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process.
  • 3. Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. You may submit up to three academic letters. 
  • 4. Personal Essay: You must submit a brief personal statement or college essay. This essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • 5. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • 6.International students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 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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