Physics BS

Total Units Required: 120

A student wearing gloves and safety goggles work on a machine.

The Department of Physics offers the Bachelor of Science in Physics with the choice of two options.

The option in professional physics. This option is designed to prepare students for graduate study or for professional careers in government, industry, and technical fields such as optics, electronics, data science, or materials science.

The option in general physics. Students intending to teach high-school physics should choose this option. It provides a streamlined path through the California teacher accreditation process and gives students a broad science-teaching foundation.