About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University Long Beach!

We are a diverse, active, and fun department of the California State University System. Our program is designed to prepare students for all possible career paths may it be in industry, teaching or academia. The professional learning includes the fundamental understanding of the laws of nature and how they apply to present day and future technologies, or simply to everyday phenomena. The program also provides opportunities to apply the knowledge and learn to solve real world problems either in an experimental physics laboratory or using computational tools.