Our Physics & Optical Engineering program is at the leading edge of photonics and is THE place for students interested in light-based technologies such as fiber optics, spy satellite technology, optical computing, and silicon photonics.
Jump light years ahead
We offered one of the nation's first Optical Engineering degrees, meaning we were training optical engineers before anyone knew we needed them!
As a major in physics, engineering physics or optical engineering, you'll work in our state-of-the-art MiNDS lab starting year one. You'll also get hands-on experience in a variety of specialized fields, including laser systems, fiber optics, imaging and image processing, semiconductor devices fabrication and testing, and silicon photonics.
You'll also have access to our Oakley Observatory -- one of the finest undergrad observatories in the country.