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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
The College of Liberal Arts offers a bachelor of arts (BA) in Physics at University of Minnesota; it’s administered through the Department of Physics in the College of Science and Engineering, which also offers a bachelor of science (BS). This may be confusing, so here we explain the similarities and differences between the two options.
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Overview

The BA and BS are equally challenging. The Physics major courses at University of Minnesota are the same for both degrees and students from both take their classes together. The pre-requisite courses to enter the major are the same.

Admissions to the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science & Engineering are different; you might get into one college but not the other.

The structure of the degrees are slightly different. The BA has more flexibility if you want to pursue multiple interests, allowing space in your degree plan for breadth and depth; the BS degree program offers opportunities to take additional physics and technical courses.

The BA degree requires proficiency in a second language.

The Liberal Arts Advantage

Students who choose the BA degree have the option to add relevant minors to their major and their electives will help them develop skills that employers look for, above and beyond technical skills developed in the major courses. These core career competencies include:

  • Analytical & Critical Thinking
  • Applied Problem Solving
  • Ethical Reasoning & Decision Making
  • Innovation & Creativity

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:

  • Quantum Physics Laboratory
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Analytical Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15104 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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