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California Polytechnic University, Pomona
The major in physics prepares students for careers as physicists with
industry, government, university laboratories, and in teaching. Through
suitably chosen electives, students may emphasize the interdisciplinary
areas of biophysics, astrophysics, computational physics, health physics,
geophysics, physical chemistry, engineering or mathematics.
Physics majors enjoy relatively small upper division classes spanning
experimental and theoretical aspects of classical and modern physics.
They each complete a senior project under faculty supervision.
Additionally, they are encouraged to participate in other independent or
group study/research activities sponsored by individual faculty.
Students majoring in physics have the opportunity to join the honorary
society, Sigma Pi Sigma. Additional information concerning membership
can be obtained from the Physics Department.
to read more about this major on the campus web site.
CSU GE-Breadth/IGETC recommended for this major?
for more information about CSU GE-Breadth.
for more information about IGETC.
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