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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
A Bachelor's degree is Physics at Utah Valley University provides the student with an understanding of the laws of nature and with the experimental and analytical techniques necessary to describe and solve problems in physical systems.
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The Physics degree at Utah Valley University is most useful in preparing students for further graduate study in physics, astronomy, engineering or other science. However physics BS degree recipients have also entered graduate programs in law and medicine and other diverse programs. Those not intending to pursue advanced degrees find successful employment in a variety of careers, including education, computer science, electronics and related industries and more.

Mission Statement

The whole universe is the topic for study in physics: no facet is too small or too big to be considered. Physics is the assembly and application of the rational rules by which nature operates. Every action is played out according to its rules. Physicists seek to discover and learn these rules and often apply them in solving problems in other scientific fields such as astronomy, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, engineering, and in many areas of common human experience. 

Physicists have been extraordinarily successful in the development of modern industries, including electronics, optics, computer science, transportation, and energy. Physicists are valued for their ability to rationally approach complex problems and to construct practical solutions. They find fulfilling and satisfying employment not only in research and teaching, but in business, industry, consulting and government. Typically half of all BS Physics degree recipients enter the work force immediately in such occupations as those just listed, while the rest continue on to graduate school, not only in physics, but in astronomy, geology, engineering, electronics, optics, computer science, medicine and even law or business programs.

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:

  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab

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

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 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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