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  • 48 months
Evansville, WI, United States
Physics from University of Southern Indiana introduces you to 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. 
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Students at Physics from University of Southern Indiana enjoy small classes with a great deal of personal attention from quality instructors. Our excellent instruction extends outside the classroom as well, with hands-on projects, including research opportunities for all students in our program. Students graduating with degrees in physics are prepared for graduates studies in physics, medical school, engineering, and other post baccalaureate programs—or they qualify for opportunities to work in exciting research and development fields.

Graduates with Physics from University of Southern Indiana will:

  • Understand how the scientific method is applied in the physical sciences.
  • Apply knowledge and techniques from physics to solve problems in the other physical sciences.
  • Identify problems for study, conduct independent studies, and be productive members of collaborative teams.
  • Understanding of core concepts in physics, including:Classical mechanics and electromagnetism, thermodynamics and statistical physics, principles of waves and optics, and quantum mechanics.
  • Set up experiments, collecting and analyzing data, identifying sources of uncertainty, and interpreting their results in terms of the fundamental principles and concepts of physics.
  • Understand essential aspects of a problem, formulate a strategy for solution utilizing mathematical and computational methods, make appropriate approximations, and evaluate the correctness of their solution.
  • Effectively communicate results of his or her work to physicists and the public in both oral and written form.
  • Understand public issues in the sciences and be ready and able to contribute to their resolution.
  • Know and adhere to high professional and ethical standards of scientific work.
  • Understand the need to continue learning new concepts and skills throughout life to remain competent and responsible in the conduct of professional and personal activities.

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:

  • Modern Physics
  • Experimental Physics Laboratory 
  •  Analytical Mechanics 
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Computational Physics 
  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Numerical Analysis 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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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

  • Complete the online Admissions Application and pay the $40 application fee.For assistance, please view the application tips in English and Spanish. 
  • Submit Official Academic Records from all secondary schools you have attended. Click here to submit your records through our secure online form.
  • Submit Official proof of English Proficiency.
  • Submit either official ACT or SAT scores, if required 
  • If you have taken some time off from school, please submit an explanation of what you have been doing since you graduated from high school until the month you plan to enroll at USI.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8706 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evansville

  • 1213 - 2020 USD/month
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