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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
Physics is challenging but rewarding. The Physics program of 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.
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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. Our physics department tailors your course of study to fit your needs and goals.

In the Physics program of Stetson University you will also find yourself well-prepared for a variety of graduate programs including physics, engineering and medical school.

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 Outlook

Demand is high for students with a background and degree in physics, with national growth rates over the next 10 years projected to be about four times higher than the national average for the entire job market, and with salary ranges reaching into six figures after a few years of experience. Although more than 60% of all positions are asking for a bachelor's degree, with a high percentage of positions in the education and scientific and technical services sectors, there is additional emphasis on master's and doctoral degrees.

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

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.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 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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