Bachelor of Science in Physics
The Catholic University of America
USD 24,300 / per semester **
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* Early action deadline: November 15, 2021
** full-time per semester
The study of physics is an attempt to understand the physical universe in as fundamental a way as possible. It examines the mathematical relationships that exist among the physical entities of the world, and, in particular, tries to discover the general principles that govern the behavior of the macroscopic and microscopic universe. At the core of the inquiry are the questions, "What is the world made of?" and "How does it work?" An undergraduate major in physics provides students with an education that prepares them for a variety of entry-level positions, as well as for postgraduate study in physics and allied fields.
More than 90 percent of recent graduates have continued their education, the majority of these working toward doctorates in physics and others pursuing advanced degrees in computer science, medicine, or the law. Because their number is relatively small, physics majors quickly become integral to the department. Beginning as freshmen, majors meet weekly in an informal seminar with faculty to explore a variety of topics. By their sophomore year, most majors have become involved in the research life of the department. Currently, students are participating in projects in such fields as astrophysics, nuclear physics, x-ray astronomy, biophysics, and laser spectroscopy. Most physics majors pursue a Bachelor of Science program (a Bachelor of Arts program is also possible), in which there is considerable flexibility.
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