Physics and Astronomy at Sac State

What is special about studying physics and astronomy at Sacramento State? Well, to start with:

  • Small, But Not Too Small
      You'll be closely attended to, but you'll have a wide variety of classes to take.
  • Strong Faculty
      Educators that are dedicated to the success of their students.
  • Reseach and Internship Experience
      Many on- and off-campus opportunites add to your educational experience.
  • Scholarships
      Several scholarships and awards are endowed in our department. They total to thousands of dollars each year.
  • Employment Opportunites
      Hone your skills as a stockroom assistant or a learning assistant. Classroom teaching experiences are also available.
  • Society of Physics Students
      Our award winning SPS chapter participates in tutoring, outreach, and social activities on and off campus.
  • Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series
      Learn about cool new research during weekly seminars by distinguished campus visitors, our faculty, and even our own students.
  • Successful Alumni
      Our graduates include university professors, business owners, teachers, and researchers at National Laboratories. What will you do with a degree from Sac State?

For more details on our programs, please see our programs overview page.