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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, KY, United States
The Physics program of Berea College introduces students to the nature of scientific inquiry, grounded in problem solving that calls on both practical and quantitative reasoning skills.
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Overview

The Physics program of Berea College offers a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum that is designed:

  • to prepare students to enter graduate schools or private industry en route to careers as professional physicists;
  • to provide a liberal arts degree to students who are interested in careers for which a background in physics is advantageous, such as engineering, medicine, computer science, and secondary science teaching; and
  • provide service courses  for majors in other sciences, including chemistry, pre-medicine, technology, and agriculture.

It is our mission to:

  • Promote an understanding of and appreciation for the concepts, principles and methods of physics.
  • Create a supportive academic environment in which students can develop both a fundamental knowledge of physics and the quantitative skills necessary to apply that knowledge.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to explore the natural world through experimentation and to develop skills in the observation, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data.
  • Encourage students to participate in significant research and internship experiences both on- and off-campus.
  • Help students understand the connections between physics and other disciplines and provide opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary study.
  • Help students develop skills in communicating the concepts and principles of physics to a wider audience.
Students who elect to major in Physics find that the foundation in fundamental principles and experimental techniques is an excellent preparation for graduate work in the pure or applied sciences, engineering, other professional fields, or for direct entry into the job market.

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 with Calculus
  • Modern Physics 
  • Thermal Physics 
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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