A comprehensive flagship program that requires 46 upper-division units in math and physics. One-on-one research mentoring by physics and other STEM faculty, hands-on, wide range of electives to complete a thesis. Research areas to choose from include optics, quantum materials, condensed matter, medical physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.
Prepares for: graduate study, jobs in industrial labs, management, software development, research, and higher education teaching careers.
A flexible program that requires 24 upper division units in math, physics, and related STEM disciplines. Can be combined with a minor in areas like CS, engineering, business, Spanish, linguistics, or prelaw and premedical school coursework.
Prepares for: professional degrees in law and medicine; with minor specialization possible professions are in software development, management information systems, technical document translation, and text analytics.
B.A. PHYSICS, SCIENCE, AND SOCIETY
A broad range of science and social science course work, including classes on the interplay between scientific studies and social life, feminist perspectives on science and technology, ethical aspects of science, and science communication.
Prepares for: jobs in fields that connect science to policy and society, such as media correspondents, government agency workers, market researchers, and public policy analysts, customer-oriented jobs in industry.
B.A. FOR FUTURE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Course requirements focus on the preparation of physical science middle school and physics high school teachers. Early access to classroom observation. Learning Community of faculty and students. No special testing (CSET) is needed. Integration with credential coursework that is offered by the College of Education (coming).
Prepares for: middle and high school teaching careers.
B.S. CHEMICAL PHYSICS
A comprehensive program that combines pre-major and major coursework in Chemistry and Physics in a 4-year degree. One-on-one research mentoring by chemistry and physics faculty.
Prepares for: graduate study in physical chemistry or physics, jobs in industrial labs, management, research, higher education teaching careers.
Contact the physics undergraduate advisor or the Student Success Center if you have additional questions.