The B.S. in Physics offers preparation appropriate to employment in government and industry involving a range of activities from laboratory work to technical sales. It also offers appropriate background preparation for graduate study in physics and a large number of other fields. With an appropriate choice of electives, it provides a very strong premedical, predental, or preoptometry program.
Beyond professional goals, the study of physics provides a deep understanding of fundamental processes which underlie our physical world and fosters methods of inquiry which promotes intelligent analysis.
What You Can Earn
Radiation Physicist $164,036
Physicist I $59,260
Source: salary.com HR Reported data as of December 2012
HS Physics Teacher $63,640 (Average) $38,875 (beginning)
Sources: American Federation of Teachers
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Nuclear Medicine
- General Relativity (learn about black holes)
- Astrophysics/Observational Astronomy (find black holes)
What You Can Learn
- The nature of space and time
- Why at the smallest scales nature is random
- Do research at the Large Hadron Collider to discover new particles
- Learn how physics can be used in medicine
- What’s on the other side of a black holes’ event horizon
About the College
The College of Science and Mathematics provides professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels to serve as a foundation for a career in science or mathematics, to provide preprofessional training in preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other professions or for continued study at the graduate level.
College Contact Info
The office of the Dean is located in
Science II, Room 301.
Telephone: (559) 278-3936
Department Contact Information
Department of Physics
California State University, Fresno
2345 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S MH37
Fresno, CA 93740-8031
Phone: (559) 278-2371
Fax: (559) 278-7741