As the only optical sciences and engineering program in the western United States, you have found the preeminent institution to begin your optics journey. Our graduates are highly sought by graduate programs and in industry even before senior year! They work in academia, in government, in industry, and in defense at both national and international levels. They successfully compete for scholarships, fellowships, and admission to top science programs in the nation. Prospective students can find more details and below.
B.S. in Optical Sciences & Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Optical Sciences and Engineering prepares students for exciting careers in a fast-changing, high-tech world. The program graduates enter industry as engineers and scientists as well as graduate programs in many areas.
Minor in Optical Sciences & Engineering
The minor in Optical Sciences and Engineering allows students to supplement their degree program with courses that explore the fundamentals of optical sciences as it applies to engineering.
Accelerated Master's Program
The Accelerated Master's Program provides excelling students currently declared in the Optical Sciences & Engineering B.S. program the opportunity to begin an advanced degree while completing their undergraduate degree.
Students entering the University of Arizona with credits from other accredited institutions may apply some of those credits to the B.S. in Optical Sciences & Engineering.
Student Outcome Statistics
While half of our graduates enter careers in industry, the other half go on to advanced degrees. Most students will complete an internship in the summer. Find out more about our students here.
Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process of peer review and requires an educational program to meet defined standards.