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BS Physics / Computational Physics Track

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
67980 USD
National
67980 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Department of Physics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)102
SAT (avg)1400
ACT (avg)30

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About this course

The B.S. in Physics/Computational Physics Track is intended to fill the increasing demand for physics graduates who are skilled in computational and numerical techniques which are used in the analysis of physical problems and in subjects ranging from control and real-time programming to software engineering and compiler and operating systems design. The degree provides the student with a rigorous grounding in physics as well as in the foundations and practice of computer use as applied to scientific problems. Work is done on machines ranging from high level workstations through supercomputers.

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Eligibility Criteria

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required if your native language is not English. Carnegie Mellon requires TOEFL scores of 102 or better on the internet-based TOEFL (as of Fall 2010) or an IELTS score of 7.5 and above. Carnegie Mellon carefully reviews the sub-scores of each of these exams and considers those candidates with reading, listening, speaking and writing sub-scores of 25 or more on TOEFL and 7.5 or more on IELTS to be candidates with high levels of English proficiency.

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Course Modules

Physics Courses
33-241 Introduction to Computational Physics
33-456 Advanced Computational Physics
Two courses of at least 9 units each
Must be chosen from the Qualifying Physics Electives, at least one of which must be chosen from Physics Breadth Electives for Different Tracks.


Mathematics and Computer Science Courses
21-127 Concepts of Mathematics
21-369 Numerical Methods
15-122 and 15-150
However, the student must check with the Assistant Head for Undergraduate Affairs for the latest required Computer Science courses for this track.

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How to Apply

  • Official high school transcript 
  • All required standardized testing official score reports, which includes SAT Subject Tests for most majors and the TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language
  • Secondary School Counselor Evaluation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Common Application essay and personal statement

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