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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
The BS Physics curriculum offered by Texas A&M University is more rigorous in its physics and mathematics course requirements and is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in physics or employment as a professional physicist in an industrial setting. 
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Overview

Because physics forms the basis of many other sciences such as chemistry, material science, oceanography, nano-engineering and geophysics, the BS program is an excellent preparation for advanced degrees in these fields. In addition, physicists are increasingly applying their talents to molecular biology, biochemistry and medicine. An important part of The BS Physics curriculum offered by Texas A&M University is student participation in experimental or theoretical research with physics and astronomy faculty.

  • Requires two semesters each of Adv. Mechanics and Adv. Electricity and Magnetism, as well as Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Students have the option to take Quantum Mechanics II or Solid State Physics
  • There are two senior labs in this degree
  • Requires undergraduate research for credit
  • Please note that Physics courses are only offered one time per year, in the semester they are shown, beginning in the fourth semester. Each semester contains prerequisite courses for the next semester. For these reasons, being off-track will delay your graduation.

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:
  • Comp. and Rhetoric
  • Optics and Thermal Physics
  • Several Variable Calculus
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Modern Physics
  • Adv. Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics Lab
  • Computational Physics
  • Several Variable Calculus
  • Electronic Circuits 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Required documents:

  • Essays. Essay A (Required): Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.Essay B (Required): Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?
  • $90 processing fee 
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1531 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1531 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1531 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1531 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    630 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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