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Physics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oshkosh, WI, United States
Are you curious about how the world works? Do you love to solve problems and make new discoveries? Would you like to explore the Universe? Physics is the basis for many other fields of study and is a key fundamental science.  Perhaps a major in physics or minor in astronomy is what you are looking for? 


Our department provides a high quality education along with professional-level research. We pride ourselves on personalized instruction for our students both in the classroom and in the laboratory. Students who have graduated with a major in physics have gone on to work as technicians, support specialists, and design engineers, just to name a few positions. They find jobs locally (e.g., Werner Electric, Kimberly-Clark), nationally (e.g., Raytheon, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory), or go to graduate school (e.g., Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, San Francisco State University, Minnesota State University - Mankato) after graduation.

We know that students have different career paths, which is why we have different emphases within our physics major as well as offer minors in astronomy and physics. We also know how important it is for students to have exposure to professional-level research. Most of our students conduction one-on-one research projects with a faculty member. Areas of research include the creation and study of nanofibers, spectroscopy of exotic materials, studying the stellar populations of stars within and outside our Galaxy, and modeling how physics is learned. Students often present their research at local and national conferences. In many cases, their research is published in professional journals.

We are proud to providing a quality education while offering a personalized experience for each student. Many of our students have said that our department feels like a family. We hope that you consider studying physics at UW Oshkosh. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Department Chair, Nadia Kaltcheva. Also, check out our Facebook page for current activities in the department and past student-research projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Physical Science Workshop Physical Science

A hands-on course covering basic concepts in physical science through active engagement with guided computer-based laboratories, student-directed projects, interactive demonstrations, and class discussions. Emphasis on the nature and limits of science.

  • Physics/Astronomy The Solar System 

The astronomer's understanding of the earth, moon, and planets. Explores the basic nature of science and the scientific method.

  •          Physics/Astronomy Stars, Galaxies & the Universe 

Universe beyond the solar system. Methods of science applied to classification of stars, galaxies, nebulae, and exotic objects such as pulsars, quasars, and black holes. Intended for non-science majors and science majors having an interest in astronomy. May be taken to satisfy the general education lab science requirement. 


English Language Requirements

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Academic Factors

  • Rigor of college preparatory high school curriculum
  • High school class rank (when available)
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA)

Key Nonacademic Factors

  • Extracurricular involvement: leadership experience, volunteerism and community service
  • Diversity of personal background, work experience and life circumstances
  • Student’s personal statement and responses to questions on the application
  • Letters of recommendation are optional but may be helpful for those students who may need further support
Nonacademic factors are given strong consideration for nontraditional students who may have graduated high school long before applying to college.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7558 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3772 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oshkosh

  • 1144 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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