BS in Physics

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
United States
Qualification
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 160,320

Entry Requirements

  • Completed their secondary education and have earned a certificate of completion which enables them to be admitted to a university in their home country.
  • Never been enrolled as a university student
  • Take the ACT with Writing Test or SAT Reasoning Test
  • Demonstrate English-language Proficiency

Curriculum

  • In the junior year, the emphasis is on macroscopic physics; the two principal physics subjects are electromagnetism and mechanics. The mathematics and computer background required for the physics program is completed in this year.
  • In the senior year, a sequence of courses in quantum physics provides the student the modern view of atomic and some aspects of subatomic physics and the principal analytical methods appropriate in this domain. The relation of the microscopic to the macroscopic world is the subject of courses in thermodynamics and statistical physics, with illustrations drawn from gas dynamics and solid-state physics. Upper-division laboratories teach students the essentials of physical measurement and building advanced equipment, as well as other aspects of experimental science.

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