Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

Tackling the Deepest Questions in Physics.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers introductory and advanced courses for students of various interests, from those in the humanities and social sciences, to those in biological sciences, and to those in physics, engineering, and other sciences. The Department offers majors in Physics and Applied Physics, with interdisciplinary concentrations and tracks that include astrophysics, engineering physics, science education, and courses taught by faculty in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine.

Furthermore, the faculty is vigorous, innovative, and engaged in a wide variety of research, education, and public service activities. The Department encourages student-faculty interaction and student involvement in undergraduate research. Faculty conduct active research in forefront research areas, providing students access to research opportunities in specialized areas like cosmology, particle physics, plasmas and fusion, condensed matter physics, biophysics, and medical physics.