Physics studies the basic forces of nature, including such topics as mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, optics and atomic physics. Students may take courses to prepare for a physics major, to fulfill general education requirements, and to meet prerequisites for related courses and programs, including engineering, science and computer science majors.

Career options include teaching, research for government and private industry and engineering.

Contact Information

Department Chair: John Turbeville
Office: Oceanside, Room 4609
P 760.757.2121 x6413

Dean: Mike Fino
Office: Oceanside, Room 3610
P 760.795.6809

Department: Physical Science

Academic Division Administrative Assistant: Molly Kendall
Office: Building 3600
P 760.795.6874

Full-Time Faculty

Instructional Associate