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Physics, General Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

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Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. 

The physics major consists of 41 hours. Students who wish to apply physics to other career goals such as chemistry, mathematics, education, law, medicine, or journalism should consult with the department curriculum chair about appropriate alternate courses.

Students interested in one of the many health professions should be aware that pre-health curricula vary widely, and should consult specific pre-health programs for details. Most medical schools expect students to complete BCMB 401, BIOL 240 and CHEM 260-CHEM 360; any twelve hours drawn from these four courses may be used to satisfy the 12-hour elective requirement for the general concentration in physics.

Students planning careers in science communication may, with approval of the department curriculum chair, apply a limited number of upper-division JREM courses to the 12-hour elective requirement for the general concentration in physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Physics for Physical Science and Mathematics Majors
  • Honors: Fundamentals of Physics for Physics Majors
  • Physics for Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Physics: Modern Physics
  • Electronics Laboratory

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application.
  • Step 2: Submit the non-refundable application fee.
  • Step 3: Have official copies of academic transcripts evaluated.
  • Step 4: Demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Step 5: Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Step 6: Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Step 7: Follow these deadlines for submitting your application documents.
  • Step 8: Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15695 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15695 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 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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