48 months
31712 USD/year
31712 USD/year
12432 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Physics, Physics Concentration at Colorado State University provides a broad background in physics that serves as a base for later specialization, either in graduate school or on the job.

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It is designed for those seeking greater insight into physics and an introduction to more advanced topics and methods. 

Students who obtain a degree in Physics, Physics Concentration at Colorado State University are prepared for a career in industry or government, or for advanced study at the graduate level.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Obtain a solid background in experimental physics and basic theoretical physics. This will include a conceptual understanding of mechanics, electromagnetism, many-body physics, and quantum mechanics as applied to important model systems and real systems.
  • Have the contemporary skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in a variety of occupations or for admission to graduate or professional schools.
  • Be able to carry out experiments on diverse physics phenomena using electrical and optical techniques; analyze data using statistical methods appropriately; identify systematic errors; and relate the results to core physics content at the advanced undergraduate level.
  • Be able to communicate the results of experiments and theoretical analyses in writing and orally.

Potential Occupations

Physics majors who go into the workforce directly after graduation use their training in a variety of settings. The primary employers for our graduates have been large aerospace/defense and electronics companies, as well as software firms and smaller high-tech companies. In addition to the more obvious jobs in those settings, such as computer programming, quality control, and electronics design, our students have also been hired in training and sales capacities. 

High school teaching is a possibility: there are several pathways for students with undergraduate Physics degrees to obtain teaching credentials. Physics graduates possess excellent mathematical and analytical skills that are useful in business and finance as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus for Physical Scientists
  • Differential Equations
  • Selected Topics in Physics
  • Modern Physics Laboratory
  • Advanced Scientific Writing--Chemistry
  • Writing Arguments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
  • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
  • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31712 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12432 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 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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