Physics, B.Sc. | Yale University | New Haven, United States
48 months
62250 USD/year
62250 USD/year
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Physics at Yale University forms a foundation for all other sciences. The various undergraduate courses and degree programs offered by the Physics department provide students with a thorough preparation in physics for any career, as well as the general background in physics that should be part of a liberal education.


The department offers four different introductory sequences and two degree programs. Also offered are introductory courses that fulfill the science and quantitative reasoning distributional requirements and are appropriate for non–science majors. Combined majors are available in Mathematics and Physics, Astrophysics, Physics and Philosophy, and Physics and Geosciences. Applied Physics is a closely related major.

Learning outcomes

Physics courses at Yale University numbered 120 or below are for students with little or no previous experience in physics who do not plan to major in the natural sciences. These courses have no college-level mathematics requirement and do not satisfy the medical school requirement.

  • University Physics for the Life Sciences is for students with little background in physics and mathematics who will probably not major in the physical sciences but who may be interested in the medical and biological sciences. There is no mathematics prerequisite other than high school mathematics.
  • University Physics is for students with some previous background in physics and mathematics who plan to major in the physical sciences.
  • Fundamentals of Physics is for students with a strong background in mathematics and physics who plan to major in the physical sciences.
  • Intensive Introductory Physics is intended for students who have had excellent training in and have a flair for mathematical methods and quantitative analysis; a solid foundation in physics is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Energy Technology and Society
  • Practical Electronics
  • The Physics of Dance
  • Quantum Physics and Beyond
  • General Physics Laboratory
  • University Physics for the Life Sciences
  • University Physics

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

  • $80 application fee or fee waiver
    • Recommendations from two teachers and one counselor
    • School Report with transcript
    • Standardized test results (ACT or SAT) 
    • English proficiency test results - recommended for non-native English-speakers
    • Mid-Year Report & Final Report

Tuition Fee

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    62250 USD/year
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    62250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62250 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 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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