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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spartanburg, SC, United States
As the most fundamental of sciences, physics deals with energy in all its forms: with the interactions of matter and energy, with the structure of matter and with energy-transforming processes. At Wofford there are two tracks offered in physics, the pre-professional track and the industry and education track.

Overview

Physics is one of the fundamental sciences because it deals with energy in all its forms. As such, the science of physics studies things like mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism. It also provides the foundations for many fields including engineering and technology. 

Mathematics is a major part of the study of physics and is necessary for understanding many of the advanced topics that you will cover in upper division courses at Wofford. As a Physics major, you will also take upper level mathematics courses that include Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, and Differential Equations. 

At Wofford you choose to concentrate on one of two tracks within the major: the Industry Track or the Pre-Professional Track. The Industry Track is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school in a different field than physics or who plan to pursue a job that is not traditionally considered to be in the physics field. The Pre-Professional Track is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school or find a job within the field of physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics: Concepts and Methods
  • Astronomy
  • General Physics
  • Electronics
  • Modern Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Topics in Physics
  • Contemporary Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Theoretical Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Complete the  Common Application, including the Wofford College member page.
  • Submit the School Report form and your high school transcript(s).
  • Submit your official test scores.
  • The TOEFL (minimum score 90) or IELTS (minimum score 7) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If a minimum score is not met, a recorded or scored interview may be taken into consideration. We are happy to recommend  Initial View, ACTFL OPIc, and Vericant. 
  • The SAT or ACT is a requirement for native English speakers. SAT or ACT scores are expected from all international applicants unless students are unable to reach a testing center.Submit completed  Financial Certification for International Students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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