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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The department offers a traditional, mathematically rigorous program leading to a B.S. in physics; a more applied curriculum leading to a B.S. in physics with a concentration in applied physics; and a flexible B.A. program with two advisory plans (algebra and trigonometry or calculus). The department also offers minors both in physics and astronomy. All programs stress fundamental concepts and techniques, offer an unusually rich laboratory experience and intensive use of computers, and require a capstone course as a culminating experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The department is well-equipped with lower-division teaching laboratories and facilities for intermediate and advanced laboratory courses, undergraduate research, special studies and capstone projects. The Darwin facilities include thin film fabrication systems such as sputtering, thermal evaporation, chemical vapor deposition and electrodeposition, a Hall measurement system, a 17-Tesla superconducting magnet system, an adaptive optics and astronomical instrumentation development laboratory, and a nuclear low-level counting laboratory. Physics majors also use the multidisciplinary Keck Microanalysis Laboratory in Salazar Hall which includes a scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscopes, an x-ray diffractometer, and a confocal microscope.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate.
  • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents.
  • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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