For Prospective Students

The College of Optical Sciences boasts one of the best educational programs in the field, teaching more students in optics than any other institution in the U.S. Check how our current students excel in our Students in the Spotlight, and learn more about our faculty's research specialties.

Undergraduate Degrees

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Research in Optics REU Program

Are you an undergraduate interested in studying the fascinating field of light? Or perhaps you're thinking of attending graduate school. If so, our Research in Optics REU program is just for you! During this 10-week summer program, you will engage in world-class optical science research with our world-renowned faculty and learn of the versatile application of optics.

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Graduate Degrees

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Distance Learning

  • Distance Learning
    We also bring our top optics education world-wide with the Distance Learning program, which allows students to receive graduate certificates and master's degrees entirely online.

Nondegree Opportunities

  • Nondegree Courses
    Not quite ready for a degree program? College of Optical Sciences courses are also available, on campus and online, on a nondegree basis.