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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orono, ME, United States
This program can be tailored to a wide variety of careers, including medicine and dentistry. Or students may pursue broad science areas, such as: astronomy, astrophysics, biophysics, environmental studies, geophysics, or physical oceanography. The program also provides a strong science background for students pursuing management, law, or secondary school science teaching careers. 
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The B.A. degree in physics is a traditional liberal arts program emphasizing physics, together with a substantial distribution of course work outside the areas of science and mathematics. The BA degree, in addition to preparing the student for an entry level position in industry, can accommodate pre-medical preparation, secondary science education certification, pre-law, and technical writing careers, to name only a few. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Calculus I
  • Introduction to Physics and Astronomy 
  • Physics for Engineers and Physical Scientists I 
  • Human Values/Social Context and Ethics Elective I 
  • Calculus II 
  • Physics for Engineers and Physical Scientists II
  • Human Values/Social Context and Ethics Elective II 
  • General Chemistry I 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I 
  • Calculus III 
  • Physical Measurements Laboratory I
  • Introductory Quantum Physics 
  • Human Values/Social Context and Ethics Elective III

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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma with the following specified courses:

  • 4yrs English
  • 2yrs Lab Science (including chemistry or physics)
  • 2yrs Algebra I & II
  • 2yrs History or Social Studies
  • 1yrs Geometry
  • 2yrs Foreign Language (same language)
  • 1/ 2yrs Trigonometry
  • Academic electives (to equal at least 17 total credits)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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