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Physics, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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We do this through small class sizes (we graduate roughly ten physics majors per year), faculty mentored research, and a dedication to the career aspirations of our students. 

As a Physics student, you will enjoy opportunities for advanced research both on campus and elsewhere in United States or around the world. All students are required to perform research and present their research at a conference. Several students have published research papers in peer-reviewed physics journals.

The Physics major at Presbyterian College provides a rigorous introduction to the philosophy, principles and methods of physics that prepares students for employment and for graduate school. The curriculum includes hands-on laboratories at all levels – from introductory to advanced – with integrated computer modeling and data analysis.

 Aside from research opportunities in faculty labs, usually funded by NSF and NASA, as a capstone to the major, all students complete an independent research project.

  • Building novel prosthetics with 3D printing and integrated circuitry
  • Engineering braiding of ropes
  • Chronobiology studies and space weather
  • Granular physicsElectron microscopy of tin whiskers for electronics
  • Earthquake development in Chile
  • Modeling and analysis of space storms and magnetospheric substorms


Presbyterian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Physics of How Things Work
  • Earth Science
  • Introduction to Astronomy
  • General Physics
  • Physics with Calculus 
  • Methods of Theoretical Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Basic Electronics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Classical Optics
  • Physics in Biology and Medicine
  • Plasma Physics

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.

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

  • Submit a PC application or submit the Common Application.
  • Photocopy of your passport photo page
  • Official translated transcripts from secondary/high school. We can accept copies of transcripts for your application review, but original transcripts are required for us to issue an I-20.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency document
  • Completed Financial Statement Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clinton

  • 920 - 1610 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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