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Physics, B.Sc.

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DeLand, FL, United States
A Physics program from Stetson University leads to careers in research and development, manufacturing and teaching. As a liberal arts degree, it is also excellent training for careers in medicine, business, finance and government. You will also find yourself well-prepared for a variety of graduate programs including physics, engineering and medical school.
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Physicists seek to understand phenomena ranging from the infinitesimal to the grand, from how two "up" quarks and one "down" quark are held together to form a proton to how the Big Bang led to the distribution of galaxies observed in the universe. You might imagine a bewildering number of fundamental principles to explain the diversity in the phenomena displayed in the universe. The reality, however, is that it only takes a few.

Program Overview

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major, minor

Physics is challenging but rewarding. 

Our physics department tailors your course of study to fit your needs and goals. Class sizes are small, and faculty members provide personalized help. We offer a supportive learning environment, and we are very successful at placing our students into highly competitive, nationally-funded internships and top-tier graduate programs in physics and engineering. Graduates entering the workforce immediately after graduation are also successful at launching careers. 

Career Significance

Studying Physics program from Stetson University can open the door to an exciting future in any number of fields. Employers value a degree in physics because graduates learn to think analytically, and to solve problems and express themselves effectively. Many of our majors go on to graduate school in fields ranging from physics and engineering to medical school teaching. They study at Auburn University, University of Florida, University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, Yale University and others. Others choose to go directly into research in either industry or in academics.

Graduates are employed as faculty in universities, medical schools and high schools; by companies such as IBM, Honeywell and Martin Marietta; and by government agencies such as NASA, the Department of Defense and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. For some specific examples of what our alumni have done, see the department's Featured Alumni.


We are very successful at placing our students into highly competitive, nationally-funded summer internships. Many of our students participate in programs funded by federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. These pay a stipend and travel expenses for summer research internships at a variety of universities and national laboratories around the country. Our students intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Florida, High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, Colo., Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory/LIGO at the California Institute of Technology, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, NASA and others.

Preparation for Graduate Study

The physics department is very successful at placing students in top-tier graduate programs. Our graduates have gone on to advanced studies at a variety of prestigious schools, including Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Vanderbilt, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, Clemson, University of Florida and Stanford University. About 80 percent of our majors choose to pursue advanced degrees, and about half of our graduates who pursue graduate study do so in engineering. Almost without exception, our graduates obtain full funding for their graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • University Physics 
  • Modern Physics
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Mechanics 
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Mechanics 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
Letters of Recommendation
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Writing Sample
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. 
Essay Topics
  • Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
  • If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?

Tuition Fee

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    47270 USD/year
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    47270 USD/year
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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