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California State University, Fullerton
Physics B.S.

Physics is the natural science that deals with the properties and interactions of matter and radiation. As such, physics provides the fundamental basis for all other sciences, and for applied science fields such as engineering and the health sciences. Many physicists engage in research designed to expand the frontiers of physical knowledge; others engage in the application of physics concepts in industry, and in private and government laboratories.
The physics major program can provide the education necessary for the student to continue studies at the graduate level that, in turn, lead to the master's and doctoral degrees. Alternatively, the physics major program can provide the education necessary for the student to work immediately upon graduation with the bachelor's degree, either in industry or government labs, in applied physics fields, or in teaching at the secondary school level. Our optional emphasis in business provides students with experience in starting or managing technology oriented business.

The Emphasis in Business provides the fundamental background in business needed by physics majors who are interested either in starting a technology-related business or in joining the management staff of small to medium size technology-related businesses. Students who pursue this program do not take Physics 227L and substitute Accounting 201A Financial Accounting (3) for Chemistry 125 in lower-division major requirements, and complete the following 21 units in physics and business electives: in place of the usual upper-division physics and science/engineering elective.

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