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Physics, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Alma, MI, United States
Alma College Physics students study the fundamental laws and building blocks of nature, from the formation of stars to the efficiency of engines. They develop excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills that prepare them for a wide range of great careers, from scientific research to engineering to software, business or law.
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Overview

Because Alma College students have the opportunity to get to know their professors on a personal level, they’re able to explore the depths of their passions. String theory sound appealing? Electronics? Astrophysics? Alma’s Physics faculty members are happy to offer courses or create independent studies tailored to your specific interests.

The Physics department participates in Alma’s PRISM/ASPIRE program, which gives students the opportunity to participate in research with faculty after their first year in college or even the summer before they arrive. 

Through the ASPIRE program, Alma students can have the opportunity to do research with faculty as early as the summer before their first year. They also have a track record of being accepted to summer research programs and internships across the nation.

Career

Alma’s physics program rigorously prepares students for graduate study in physics or engineering, and approximately half of Alma physics graduates enter those programs. Those whose primary interest is physics often earn doctorates and find positions as faculty members at colleges and universities. Physics graduates who seek immediate employment usually find positions related to their academic program, most in computer-related fields. About half eventually earn graduate degrees, often with company sponsorship. Physics is also excellent preparation for non-technical careers such as law or business. (The American Physical Society has a neat list of physicist career profiles.)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • General Physics 
  • Introduction to Physics 
  • Machine Shop
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Modern Physics
  • Astrophysics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online or through the Common Application
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • International Student Declaration of Finance Form
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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