B.Sc. On Campus


The University of Alabama at Birmingham

48 months
27750 USD/year
25500 USD/year
10710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Whether it's a bouncing ball or a rocket blasting through the atmosphere, literally all things move through space and time. Pursue a Physics degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and you'll study why and how it all happens and learn to solve problems in science and technology. 


What to expect from studying this Physics program

Our goal at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is to put you on track for a successful career in engineering, computer and information systems, research, health care, or teaching.

To begin, you'll choose to study either general physics or a specific concentration to fit your goals. Then, we'll want you into the lab early and often, so you can contribute to top-level research. In fact, we want you to work with faculty, publish peer-reviewed papers, and even present your findings at national conferences. This aggressive approach has allowed our students to compete for spots at the nation's top graduate and medical schools and land prestigious jobs at world-renowned companies. Interested in teaching? Earn your certification to teach physics or general science alongside your major with UABTeach.


  • There's an increasing need for physicists, as the field is growing at a rate of 14 percent—faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Astronomy of the Universe
  • Astronomy of Stellar Systems
  • Astronomy of the Solar System
  • Extraterrestrial Life
  • Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
  • Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores. Test scores included on an official high school transcript or submitted directly from ACT or College Board are considered official for admission purposes. UAB does not “superscore” ACT or SAT results; your highest composite score will be considered.
  • Submit your PreACT or PSAT score in lieu of an ACT or SAT if you were unable to take the ACT or SAT. Score reports may be uploaded in the application portal.
  • a completed application;
  • a nonrefundable $40 application fee;
  • official proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language);
  • official transcripts*. All documents must be sent in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27750 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10710 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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