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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chicago, IL, United States
Students following this Option prepare for research, industrial, and governmental careers or for graduate study in chemistry or related fields. Students completing this Physics at Chicago State University will receive a degree certified by the American Chemical Society.
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Overview

Learning outcomes

The Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Chicago State University consists of four Options. For more information on each option please review the course catalog.

  • General Physics: Students following this Option prepare for research, industrial, and governmental careers or for graduate study in physics or related fields.
  • Physics for Biosciences Applications: Students who wish to pursue careers in biophysics, medical physics, motion science or gain admission to medical, dental, or pharmacy school usually follow this option.
  • Engineering Physics: Students following this Option prepare for a number of fields in the application of physics especially high tech industry as well as graduate studies in Engineering and Applied Physics. (This Option has been approved but is not yet in the University Catalog. Please contact an advisor for more information.)
  • Secondary Teaching Option in Physics: Completion of the Secondary Teaching Option in Chemistry qualifies students for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement for teaching Science-Physicsfor grades 9-12 and a middle grade endorsement in general science and physical science for grades 6–8 provided that the program is completed and middle grade endorsements issued by January 31, 2018, when new middle grade endorsement rules will come into effect. Licensure requires the successful completion of the Illinois Licensure Tests of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or equivalent, Science-Physics Content Area test, and Assessment of Professional Teaching (Secondary 6-12). The Secondary Teaching Program is accredited by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and meets Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) standards in science education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Chemistry assessment
  • Engineering Studies Assessment
  • Physics assessment
  • Physical Science general education assessment
  • Pre-service Chemistry and Physics Teaching assessment
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    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:

    7

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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

  • Official High School transcript – Foreign transcripts not written in English must be translated into English by a nationally known credential translator. Applicants must meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation – Only accepted by Education Credential Evaluators or World Education Services
  • Official ACT or SAT scores – Must meet a minimum ACT composite of 18 or SAT composite of 960.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (Not required if English is the applicant’s country first language).
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • $30 (U.S.) non-refundable Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    619 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 619 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    619 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 619 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    312 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 312 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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