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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Department also has the following minors: Biophysics, Geography, Geology, and Physics. Geology & Physics also offers the following Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Science Teaching: Earth-Space Science, Physical Science, and Physics. Please feel free to stop by and visit with a faculty member in Geology & Physics to learn more about our programs. We are located on the second floor of the Science Center.  

Physics is the study of the most basic laws of nature and describes such phenomena as electricity, light, sound, magnetism, forces, energy, and heat.  It is a requirement for all science majors and critical in many courses of study. 

The Physics Program at USI offers many options to students with an interest in physics.  For the majors, we offer a BA/BS option in Physics, as well as a BA/BS option in Biophysics.  We also offer minors in Physics and Biophysics that complement degrees in other disciplines. The Physics degree offers four possible tracks for the major: (1) Traditional—for students pursuing further studies in graduate school; (2) Teaching—for students seeking licensure to teach in high school setting; (3) Applied—for students seeking training in physics and engineering that can be applied in industry; and (4) Computational—for students seeking physics and computer training for applications in problem solving and analysis in research or industry. The Biophysics degree offers high level training in multiple disciplines (including biology, chemistry and math) enabling entry into medical school, graduate school or research and development opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics Seminar
  • Intermediate Physics I 
  • Intermediate Physics I Laboratory 
  • Intermediate Physics II 
  • Intermediate Physics II Laboratory 
  • Modern Physics 
  • Experimental Physics Laboratory
  • Analytical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Physics Senior Thesis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Each freshman applicant is reviewed on an individual basis and is evaluated on the following areas from his/her high school transcript:

  • four years of English
  • three to four years of laboratory science
  • three years of social studies
  • three to four years of mathematics

The Admission Committee also considers:

  • SAT and/or ACT composite scores
  • academic achievement (grade point average, class rank, coursework)
  • extra-curricular involvement
  • recommendations from counselors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    234 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evansville

  • 1213 - 2020 USD/month
    Living Costs

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