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You're fascinated by the mysteries of the universe. You want an education that allows you to explore the fundamental laws of nature and apply them for practical, human purposes.

As a student in California State University Channel Islands (CI)'s Applied Physics Program, you will study the interface between science and technology, work one-on-one with inspiring and dedicated faculty, and receive an innovative, interdisciplinary education focused on you – one that prepares you for high-demand, highly rewarding high-tech careers.

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Your program

As an Applied Physics student at CI, you'll apply the concepts of physics to practical, high-tech uses. You'll gain exposure and aptitude in a variety of disciplines, from mathematics, computer science and engineering to the life sciences and medicine. You'll be well-prepared to start making meaningful contributions to modern interdisciplinary investigations in fields like biophysics, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, materials science, and medical imaging.

Your future

You will be prepared for a wide range of career options in high-demand, high-reward high-tech positions, as well as graduate and medical school. Applied Physics graduates offer valuable mathematical, computer literacy, experimental, research and problem-solving skills that are attractive to employers in a wide range of industries and specialties.

Top career fields include:

  • Acoustics
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Biophysics
  • Colloid science
  • Computational physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Environmental planning
  • Lasers and photonics
  • Instrumentation

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.