Bachelor of Science in Physics: Astrophysics

Program Description

High school preparation for undergraduate programs in physics and astronomy should include four years of math at least through pre-calculus and one year each of chemistry, physics, and computer programming.  Students are strongly encouraged to periodically meet with a major advisor to review course selection and degree progress.

  • While required major core courses should be taken for letter grades, a maximum of 6 units of upper-division courses taken CR/NC may be counted toward physics and astronomy degrees.
  • All prerequisites for upper-division courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. See course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to use, essential concepts and methods in physics.
  2. Strong ability to utilize mathematical relationships and methods to describe physical phenomena.
  3. Ability to solve problems of significant difficulty in physics by integrating conceptual understanding, quantitative understanding, logical reasoning, and use of mathematical methods.
  4. Good ability to analyze and interpret data, with proper treatment of measurement uncertainties.
  5. Good ability to design and implement experimental investigations, with proper use of instrumentation.
  6. Good ability to communicate knowledge and results to others in written and oral form.
  7. Good ability to utilize print and electronic resources, computers, and software to gain information and perform calculations.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
6 6 6 6 6


  • Total 120 Credits program(Yearly tuition fee is given)
  • I20(Visa Letter) can be obtained only after submitting a bank statement with a balance of USD $41,894.
  • Score reporting required.

Course Features
  • Country United States of America
  • City San Francisco
  • State California
  • Course Duration 4 Years
  • Application fee 70 USD
  • Tuition fees yearly 16,632 USD
  • Cost of Living per year 25,262 USD
  • Starting dates Fall & Spring
  • IELTS (Total) 6
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