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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Decatur, TX, United States
The Physics program offered by Agnes Scott College is the scientific study of natural phenomena such as gravitation, electricity, magnetism and the nature of matter. The heart of physics is the effort to understand and predict what happens in nature, using reasoning inspired and tested by experiment.
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We offer three different majors in this Physics department. This includes physics, astrophysics, and math-physics. The math-physics major was created in collaboration with the math department at Agnes Scott College. Students pursuing the dual degree programs in engineering and computer science take classes in our department and many choose to major in math-physics due to its flexibility and overlap with the dual-degree requirements. 

In this program, you’ll develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills in the classroom and laboratory. Courses cover the theory of motion, waves, electromagnetism, thermal phenomena, quantum physics, relativity, electronics, programming, and methods of experimentation.

What You'll Learn

Physics and astronomy courses at Agnes Scott cover subjects as common as gravity and electricity, and as unusual as quantum mechanics, relativity, and dark matter. You'll learn:

  • To solve fundamental problems of classical and modern physics, using the necessary mathematical skills
  • Write basic computer programs as well as employ scientific software and data visualization tools
  • Conduct laboratory experiments using modern instrumentation, computers, and/or simulations

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 include: 
  • Elements Of Physics I/lab        
  • Elements Of Physics II/lab         
  • Intro To Computer Programming       
  • Geology Of The Earth And Terrestrial Planets/lab           
  • Intro Physics I: Mechanics/lab      
  • Intro Physics II: Electricity And Magnetism/lab.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • An application for admission, via the Common Application, which includes:
  • Agnes Scott Supplement
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (teacher invitation sent via Common App)
  • Secondary School Report and International School Supplement from counselor or school official (invitation sent via Common App)
  • Official High School Transcript in English
  • Application fee of US $30
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores, evaluative interview with Agnes Scott admission counselor, InitialView Interview, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test
  • Agnes Scott's SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Find details on our Admission Requirements page.
  • Agnes Scott's TOEFL school code is 5002.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
  • Copy of Passport Biographical Page or National ID Card
  • Midyear Report (submit as soon as available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Decatur

  • 1072 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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