48 months
29920 USD/year
29920 USD/year
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A Physics major at Carson-Newman University can be completed under two different emphases: professional physics and applied physics. Both tracks share a strong fundamental technical core consisting of 27 hours of classes in general physics with lab, intermediate physics, calculus, differential equations, and general chemistry with lab. 


The Physics emphasis at Carson-Newman University is intended primarily to prepare graduates for entry into respected graduate or professional schools. Through classes and laboratories, directed research, and summer internships, graduates of the program will be well-prepared for further study.

Learning outcomes

The applied physics emphasis involves selected coursework and research chosen from among a variety of applied topics in physics and cognate areas in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. This track is intended to prepare students for graduate work in engineering, graduate work in a health-related profession, or for entry-level employment in a variety of technical fields immediately following graduation.


  • Scientific research
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Physicist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Patent lawyer
  • Science policy advisor
  • High school physics teacher
  • Military officer

Programme Structure

  • Both tracks also necessitate an additional 15 hours of coursework for a total of 42 hours.
  • The physics emphasis requires all 15 hours to be taken in physics, while the applied physics major allows students select courses in a variety of disciplines in order to complete the required 15 hours.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional course-by-course evaluation may be required for the admissions process.
  • Confirmation of Financial Support form (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
  • Official, currently dated bank letter in support of funding listed on Confirmation of Financial Support form
  • I-20 Application (

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14960 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14960 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Jefferson City

1005 - 1867 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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