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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Asking big questions, that's what physics is all about. Look at nature through the perspective of energy and matter, and learn more about their complex interactions with the Physics program of Andrews University.
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Why Physics at Andrews

  • Our teaching labs are state-of-the-art, and we have countless opportunities to do undergraduate research—individually or directly with a professor. You'll gain the experience you need to succeed in the workplace!
  • You'll have opportunties to interact directly with professors in a collaborative, mentoring atmosphere!
  • Join our Math & Physics club, eigen, or attend national physics conferences where you can meet top researchers and learn the latest and greatest in the field.
  • Our best graduates are paid to continue their studies at prestigious graduate programs. We’ll help you find the one that meets your career goals.
  • Most majors quality for additional departmental scholarships. What a great addition to your resume!
  • Our teacher preparation program is accredited by the Michigan Department of Education and the National Science Teachers Association. You'll receive a quality education!

Careers in Physics

What exactly can you do with a physics degree? The answer, quite simply is anything you want! Physics teaches you not only about the physical world, but how to think as well. This makes physics majors one of the best-prepared college graduates. You might find yourself working for NASA, Google, or IBM. You're not limited to just research and development either. With the Physics program of Andrews University you'll be a top candidate for professional programs in law or medicine. It doesn't stop there either. Physics majors can become anything from fighter pilots to financial analysts, video game designers to influential politicians. The dilemma for physics majors is rarely "where can I get a job?" but rather, "which job should I choose?"

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics Research

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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