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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 282 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 735 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 172pts.

    Description

    Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, the Department of Physics at Kansas State University stands out among its Kansas Board of Regents-designated peer institutions as a leader in its field.The department receives approximately $8 million in external funding annually, which places it in the Top 50 physics departments nationwide in the National Science Foundation ranking of externally funded research programs. The atomic and molecular physics program is ranked 13th nationally by U.S. News & World Report

    Careers

    A career in physics is rewarding and satisfying for people who enjoy solving problems by looking at the underlying basic principles. Physicists are trained to formulate their understanding of a problem or phenomenon in precise terms and to communicate these ideas to others. These skills are becoming especially valuable today as our nation and world depend more on science and technology.Many physicists conduct basic research in industrial, university and national laboratories, while others work in a variety of fields that require sophisticated problem-solving skills. Some physicists teach in high schools, colleges and universities. The physicists at colleges and universities often are among the leaders in basic research.
    Across the nation over the past decade, roughly 95 percent of graduates with bachelor’s degrees in physics found employment or enrolled in graduate school immediately following graduation. After graduation, many students with a keen interest in research join graduate schools with a stipend and tuition waiver. They also are well-poised to enter graduate schools in areas such as law and medicine.

    Employers

    Examples of recent employment opportunities for K-State students with bachelor’s degrees in physics include:
    • Electronics engineers at Arbor Scientific
    • High school teachers
    • Scientists helping determine patent law at the U.S. Patent Office
    • Weather systems specialists with ITT Space Systems
    • Oil and gas explorations experts with Reeves Wireline Services
    • Biomedical experts — BioMune
    • Financial services — Tradebot Systems
    • Telecommunications specialists — Century Link.

    Degree options

    We offer three different physics bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Science in physics is the best preparation for advanced degrees, but the Bachelor of Science in general physics and the Bachelor of Art in physics offer a broad foundation in physics while requiring fewer physics courses, leaving room for other areas.

    Our program of study has been designed to provide a firm, basic foundation in physics and mathematics. The program includes formal lecture courses, interactive and engaging studio courses that integrate laboratory demonstrations and problem-solving, computer-based learning labs, and regular seminars on our research projects.

    Many physics majors simultaneously pursue an additional degree in areas such as math, computer science, engineering or even philosophy. We also encourage interested physics majors to obtain their secondary physics teaching license or to pursue a minor in business or a master’s in business administration during their time at K-State. Some physics majors pursue other minors or complete requirements for admission to medical or law school. A minor requiring 17-19 hours is also available.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 282 Module (National)
    • USD 735 Module (International)

    Tuition fee per 1 credit.

    Start date January,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Degree options

    We offer three different physics bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Science in physics is the best preparation for advanced degrees, but the Bachelor of Science in general physics and the Bachelor of Art in physics offer a broad foundation in physics while requiring fewer physics courses, leaving room for other areas.

    Our program of study has been designed to provide a firm, basic foundation in physics and mathematics. The program includes formal lecture courses, interactive and engaging studio courses that integrate laboratory demonstrations and problem-solving, computer-based learning labs, and regular seminars on our research projects.

    Many physics majors simultaneously pursue an additional degree in areas such as math, philosophy. We also encourage interested physics majors to obtain their secondary physics teaching license or to pursue a minor in business or a master’s in business administration during their time at K-State.

    Some physics majors pursue other minors or complete requirements for admission to medical or law school. A minor requiring 17-19 hours is also available.

    The third and fourth years in our program will broaden your knowledge and understanding of physics. You will take courses in electromagnetism, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics, and a laboratory course focusing on electronics and instrumentation. You may choose additional courses to broaden
    your knowledge in areas such as cosmology, contemporary optics or particle physics.


    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.

    Funding

    Earn part of the $21 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

    Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.

    Accreditation

    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.

    Accreditation

    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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