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California State University, Fullerton


  • Li, Sissi
  • Loverude, Michael

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Michael Loverude

California State University, Fullerton
Department of Physics MH-611
Fullerton, CA 92834


The Physics Department at CSUF offers a high degree of flexibilility in course selection and scheduling. Most required undergraduate courses are offered both during day and in the early evening, and we provide a relatively large number of upper-division elective units. This makes it possible for majors in other sciences, mathematics, engineering, or computer science to complete a second major in physics. Our graduate courses are offered primarily in the late afternoon and evening.

The strength of our programs are their small class sizes and the individual attention that our faculty provides to our students. The Physics Department operates a tutorial service for all students enrolled in its courses both here on the internet and on campus which is staffed by graduate students and full-time faculty members five days a week. The department offers research opportunities for undergraduate students, as well as graduate students, in several areas of basic and applied physics. Many of our research activities are funded by extramural research grants from prestigious agencies and corporations, and many of our undergraduate physics students have co-authored research papers that have been published in leading journals.