The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers undergraduate degree programs in Physics and in Applied Physics, with a variety of focuses on different skill sets and areas of physics. We offer introductory physics course sequences that are prerequisites for many other majors at UC Irvine, as well as a broad selection of general education courses in subjects including astronomy and cosmology, the physics of sports, the physics of music, and energy and the environment. Students can get involved in world class research with our faculty. We also have an active community with events and social groups where you can get involved. See the links below for detailed information.
Are you thinking of applying to UCI? Have you already been accepted as an incoming freshman or transfer student? Learn more about our fantastic program here!
Would you like to get involved in research? Are you wondering how to apply for research funding or summer projects? Check out research opportunities in the physics department and advice on how to get started here!
Can you take a physics GE course if you don't already have a science background? Should you take Physics 2, 3, or 7? Which physics courses are available this quarter? All the course information you need is here!
Mentoring & Advising
Would you like help choosing classes, or maybe just some guidance? Are you having trouble deciding which area of focus is right for you? Do you need a post graduation plan? Are you caught in quantum entanglement? Check out our mentoring programs or connect with your faculty advisor here!