48 months
31712 USD/year
31712 USD/year
12432 USD/year
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The Physics, Applied Physics Concentration at Colorado State University combines fundamental course work in physics with a selection of courses in a related field. 

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The Physics, Applied Physics Concentration at Colorado State University  begins with an emphasis on fundamentals in the basic sciences and mathematics to provide students with a broad foundation. 

Seven fields are available:

  • The Electronics, Semiconductors, and Optics field and the Materials and Fluids field are designed for students interested in rapidly changing technology or in areas that overlap the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines.
  • The Computers field provides a foundation for the application of modern computer technology to problems in physics, the development of new types of computers, and jobs in computer programming.
  • The Chemistry field combines thorough knowledge of both chemistry and physics, which is useful in such interdisciplinary areas as materials science, surface science, and physical chemisty/chemical physics.
  • The Medical Physics field and the Biophysics field prepare students for further study in medical physics (the application of physics technologies to medical practice), health physics (radiation safety and protection), or biophysics, and are also appropriate for students planning careers in traditional health professions.
  • The Geophysics field prepares students for further study in geophysics and careers involving application of physical methods in geology.

With this Physics, Applied Physics Concentration at Colorado State University, it is also possible for students to design a custom field, in consultation with departmental advisors, to meet their specific needs.

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 included:

  • College Composition
  • Calculus for Physical Scientists
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus for Physical Scientists
  • Differential Equations
  • Selected Topics in Physics

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
    Tuition Fee
    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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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