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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
Focused on active student participation in cutting-edge research, the hands-on Physics program of Siena College prepares you for exciting careers in physics, engineering, astronomy, business, education and technology.
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As a major in the Physics program of Siena College, get ready to jump into exciting research programs led by expert faculty in astronomy, physics, engineering, and science education—many of which are funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA. You'll even have travel opportunities to places like  like Puerto Rico, China, Switzerland and Greenland. 

Not only will you gain an understanding of the laws of physics and their relevance to the world we live in, you'll develop marketable skills like an ability to design experiments, how to best analyze and present data, critical thinking and investigational curiosity.

Your future success

Siena's physics program prepares students for a broad range of technical careers and its grads have many options. About one third pursue graduate work in physics, engineering, astronomy, and business. Grad schools include: Boston University, Dartmouth College, Duke, MIT, University of Washington and University of Maryland. A few become high school teachers, and the rest find employment in the technical workforce with job titles like: data science engineer, lab supervisor, test engineer, safety manager, production manager and research scientist.

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:

  • General Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Mechanics

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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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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