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Physics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Kent, OH, United States
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics  from the Kent State University prepares students for such varied fields as secondary education, patent law, science journalism or interdisciplinary science careers. The core requirements permit a large number of elective courses, which allow students to complete a minor or second major in preparation for an interdisciplinary career. 
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Overview

This program is well suited for those with a strong interest not only in science but also in a non-science field. Students completing the program may choose to continue their physics studies on a graduate level.

Program Learning Outcomes

 

Graduates of this Physics  program from the Kent State University  will be able to:

Demonstrate the technical and cognitive skills important in a good physicist, including the following:

  • Think critically and analytically.
  • Define a problem and how to solve problems.
  • Understand advanced mathematics (e.g., calculus and differential equations) and computer skills.
  • Use, design and even build lab equipment.
  • Demonstrate the traits important in a good scientist, namely, hard working, creative, meticulous, persistence, tenacious and self confidence.
  • Communicate results of their work to peers, to their instructors or supervisors, to various target groups within the physics community and to people outside the discipline.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences 
  • Introductory Physics Seminar
  • General University Physics
  • Intermediate Physics Laboratory
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Introductory Modern Physics
  • Applications of Modern Physics
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Physic electives (upper division)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. 
  • The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20007 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20007 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11131 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11131 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kent

  • 1036 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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