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Student Resources


  • Physics Learning Assistants are undergraduate students who, with the guidance of course instructors, provide free academic support to their peers in PHYS 151 and other physics and math courses, strengthening their own understanding of the course material in the process.
  • SAS Peer Mentors offer free tutoring services for all students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) in a variety of lower- and upper-division science and math courses.
  • Additional tutoring programs are also available on campus.


The following Physics and Astronomy scholarships are applied to through the BeachScholarships system. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2020. Please see individual scholarships for eligibility criteria.

Please contact the department for any questions about these scholarships. Additional scholarships are available to science and math majors.

On-Campus Funding

The Graduate Studies Resource Center maintains a list of on-campus funding opportunities. Most of the opportunities are aimed at graduate students, but a few are also available to undergraduate students.

Careers in Physics

  • Career Development Center at CSULB assists students with exploring career/major options, preparing them for their job search and connecting them to employment opportunities
  • APS Physics - Careers provides a gateway for physicists, students, and physics enthusiasts to information about physics jobs and careers.
  • Physics Today - Jobs is a searchable database of physics job listings throughout the country.


  • Society of Physics Students (SPS) at California State University Long Beach is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, its members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.
  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists seeks to "promote the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large. The Society seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics."
  • National Society of Black Physicists seeks to "promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large. The organization seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics and to increase their numbers and visibility of their scientific work."