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Physics and Astronomy

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy prepares students for a variety of career paths, including graduate programs in physics, astronomy, engineering and related fields; teacher certification; and research jobs in industry and at national laboratories. Our majors learn principles of physics through a curriculum that builds strong quantitative and analytical skills and offers many opportunities for undergraduate research. According to the American Institute of Physics (AIP), our department is ranked in the top 1% nationally for number of B.S. degrees in physics, and we are ranked third nationally for number of physics graduates from underrepresented minority groups.

Upcoming Events

Jun
01

Pride Month

Time: 12:00am
Jun
28

Classes End for All Students - Summer 2024 [1st 5-Week Session]

Time: 12:00am
Jul
01

FINALS - Summer 2024 [1st 5-Week Session]

Time: 12:00am

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Department News

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2024 Scholarship Opportunities ~ Apply Now!

02/20/24

(Click on link above to view available scholarships, criteria, and...

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In Fond Memory of Professor Emeritus Harvey Leff

01/02/24

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is sad to announce the passing...

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Cal Poly Pomona Giving Day!

04/06/23

Join us for #CPPGivingDay on April 19 – 20, 2023 at givingday.cpp.edu

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Wing Ko

09/22/22

Wing Ko, Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 2019,...