Students in the Physics and Astronomy program of Earlham College are involved in on-campus research with faculty as early as their first year. Many of these projects involve mathematicians, computer scientists, biochemists and chemists working on the same projects.
Research opportunities are off-campus, too. They include the Oak Ridge Science Semester and summer REU programs at Purdue University, the University of Michigan and the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Earlham also offers a 3-2 program in engineering, in which a student takes foundational science and distribution courses at Earlham for three years, then spends an additional two years earning an engineering degree at an accredited engineering school.
Built in 2015, the Center for Science and Technology is home to the Physics Department. The facility includes all new classrooms, teaching and research labs, and computational facilities supporting and reinforcing our dedication to creative and transformative teaching.
A group of our students regularly attend the Biophysical Society annual meeting with 7,000 scientists from around the world.
Each year, about two-thirds of our graduates continue to graduate school in physics or related fields. Earlham ranks 64th nationally (in the 95th percentile) in the percentage of graduates receiving Ph.D.s in physics.
A Physics major prepares students for careers in secondary education, engineering or other technical disciplines, even medical or law school, scientific consulting, etc.
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- Matter in Motion (with Calculus)
- Electromagnetism, Optics and Waves (with Calculus)
- Introduction to Modern Physics
- Advanced Physics Laboratory
- Mathematical Methods of Physics
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 231 other Bachelors in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete the Common Application or the Earlham Application, in English.
- Official Secondary School Records and Exam Results
- Two Recommendations
- Standardized test score such as an SAT or ACT or an English Proficiency Exam such as a TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, GTEC, or ISE.
- International Financial Aid Application
International47106 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 47106 USD per year during 48 months.
National47106 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 47106 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Richmond
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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