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Physics, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oshkosh, WI, United States
We offer both major and minor programs in physics, as well as a physics-engineering dual degree program. With a Physics major at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, it is possible to attain either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E), depending on your choice of emphases. Select one of the following emphasis below. 
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Applied Emphasis: The emphasis is recommended for students who seek employment in the application of physics and computing to scientific and technical areas. 

Applied Physics Emphasis majors at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be able to use the concepts and laboratory techniques of digital and analog electronics, digital signal processing techniques to improve and analyze digitized data, high level programming languages and assembler languages and assemble and use computer interfaced equipment. 

Research Opportunities

  • The astronomy research group at our department investigates both old and young stellar populations. Many questions remain as to how the Milky Way formed and how it will evolve. 
  • By studying objects like globular clusters, dwarf galaxies, and young stellar clusters in Galactic star-forming fields, we can better understand how they may have played a role in the evolution of the Milky Way. 
  • Students play a key role in carrying out this research. They learn valuable skills such as data analysis, critical thinking, and computational analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Research facilities include an astronomy laboratory, surface physics and nanotechnology laboratory, particle physics and rocketry laboratory, and physics education laboratory/resource room. 
  • The department also houses classrooms for astronomy laboratories, modern physics laboratory, digital/analog electronics laboratory, student physics computer lab, and a machine shop.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Your application to UWO
  • High school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • ACT or SAT score
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • OPTIONAL: Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7622 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oshkosh

  • 1144 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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