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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Physics program of The University of Akron concerns the core workings of the universe, and is the foundation for chemistry, the earth sciences, biological sciences and social sciences.
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Physics Fundamentals

The core courses of the Physics program of The University of Akron provide an understanding of physical principles and their applications as you study.

Professional Preparation

With a B.S. degree in physics, you will be ready to pursue graduate studies or a successful career in the workplace. Your options for graduate studies include: physics, biophysics, medical physics, materials science, chemical physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, polymer science/engineering, and many other engineering fields.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative
  • use interactive teaching methods
  • engage students in experimental and theoretical/computational research projects

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in physics paves the way to many careers. Entry-level positions require at least a bachelor’s degree; research positions typically require an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.

Possible careers with a bachelor's degree: 

  • research and development laboratories
  • technical sales
  • service and management
  • technical or industrial production
  • technical maintenance and supervision

Graduates with advanced degrees pursue careers in:

  • medicine
  • patent law
  • primary or secondary education
  • technical administration
  • library science
  • computer interfacing and software development

Career Outlook

Beyond employment in research and development, those with physics degrees at any level find that their knowledge and abilities in science and mathematics are in strong demand by many employers, especially in today’s “high-tech” environment.

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:

  • Elementary Classical Physics
  • Elementary Modern Physics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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