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Physics and Astronomy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sioux Center, IA, United States
At Dordt College, students see how physics shows the elegant handiwork of our creator God. Physics is the study of the physical parts of God's creation, and physics students learn to design experiments, build mathematical and computer models, and create theories that describe and predict physical behaviors we observe in the world.

Overview

The Dordt physics program values community and the process of learning together. Professors and students work together closely, both in and out of class, and physics courses use a wide variety of innovative active learning techniques, such as demonstrations and small group discussions, in lecture and lab settings to help students achieve their potential as learners.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The physics major requires a three-semester calculus-based introductory course sequence as well as upper-level courses in

  • classical mechanics
  • electromagnetism
  • thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • quantum mechanics and modern physics
  • philosophy of science

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 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

    • Complete an application: Completing an application is free for all international applicants. 
    • ACT or SAT Scores: All students must submit official copies of their scores on either the ACT or SAT in order to be approved for admission to Dordt College. 
    • Transcripts of high school or university coursework: Dordt College requires the submission of official English transcripts of all high school (grades 9-12) and prior university coursework. 
    • Statement of faith and essay
    • International students may also be interviewed or asked to submit a brief (350 to 500) word essay about their faith background and why they are interested in studying within the Christian setting at Dordt College.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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