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Physics, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Physics program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater offers challenging, exciting, and productive careers. As a career, physics covers many specialized fields -- from acoustics, astronomy, and astrophysics to medical physics, geophysics, and vacuum sciences.
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Mission Statement

The Physics program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, as a part of the College of Letters and Sciences, strives to:
  • Create an environment that supports learning and research,
  • improve students' ability to analyze problems and develop appropriate solutions; and
  • create a community of scholars and students who aspire to high standards of achievement.
As a science department, we regard our mission to include:
  • Teaching students systematic methods for evaluating evidence and information by helping them build and test physical hypotheses and theories; and
  • fostering students' critical thinking skills, such as drawing conclusions, inferring relationships, solving problems and making predictions about the natural world.
As a department of physics, we are committed to providing:
  • A rigorous and effective curriculum for physics majors and minors, with depth of study for those students who desire to pursue a career in, or further study of, physics, astronomy, engineering, technology or science education;
  • effective and engaging courses for students who choose to take physics or astronomy courses either as part of the breadth of a liberal arts education or whose majors or career goals require them;
  • educational experiences in physics and astronomy through public outreach, with emphasis on the UW - Whitewater service area; and
  • opportunities for students and faculty to engage in research.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring the Universe
  • Physics Foundations
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Physics for Elementary Teachers
  • Physics of Sound and Music
  • Mechanics-Statics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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