Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy aims to promote the physical understanding of nature through dedicated research-based teaching, active learning, service, and innovative research at the highest level. Our majors and graduate students collaborate with faculty in experimental and theoretical research and gain hands-on experience with the latest developments in the field, opportunities that prepare them for successful careers in industry and higher education.
- Colloquium - weekly
The Colloquium is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in physics and what physicists do after they graduate.
- Nights at the Observatory - weekly
The Physics and Astronomy telescopes are located on the roof of the Hall of Science (HSCI) and are available for use every Tuesday evening during the academic year.
- PhysTEC DemoDays - monthly
Teachers from around the area come to CSULB to share some of their best demonstrations.
The following programs are available to CSULB students:
- APS Bridge Program aims at enhancing diversity in physics graduate education.
- Keck Energy and Materials Research Program (KEMP) is an interdisciplinary materials science degree option.
- Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) addresses the shortage of qualified teachers of physics and physical sciences in the U.S.