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Physics - Chemical Principles

University of Pennsylvania

48 months
54652 USD/year
54652 USD/year
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Physics and astronomy are fundamental sciences aimed at discovering the basic principles that govern our universe. Physicists study the interplay between space, time, matter, and energy. The Physics - Chemical Principles programme is offered at the University of Pennsylvania.


Key facts:

  • The Physics - Chemical Principles programme is offered at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Complex behavior in nature is explained in terms of elementary relations between constituent elements and the forces that bind them, over distances ranging from subatomic to cosmic scale. Astronomy encompasses the entire physical universe beyond the earth: the solar system, stars, galaxies, galaxy clusters and superclusters, quasars, and the large-scale structure of the universe. The basic tools in physics and astronomy are mathematics and experimental investigation and observation of the world around us.
  • At Penn, the curriculum for undergraduate Physics majors, which includes extensive laboratory experience, is based on faculty strengths in Condensed Matter Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, and Astrophysics. Undergraduate teaching is linked to faculty research efforts in these areas, and participation by undergraduates in research is strongly encouraged.
  • This concentration is particularly appropriate for students planning to enter the health professions. Such students should be aware that, although not part of the concentration requirements, laboratories in general and organic chemistry and lecture and laboratory work in biology are generally required by professional schools in the health area. The concentration may also be appropriate for other students pursuing double majors in Physics and Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electromagnetism II: Magnetism, Maxwell's Equations, and Electromagnetic Waves
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
  • Immunobiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application & Penn-specific Essay
  • Official High School Transcript
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Academic Teacher Evaluations (2)
  • Early Decision Agreement (only if applying for Early Decision)
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Final Report
  • SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    54652 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54652 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    54652 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54652 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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