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Physics B.S.

Gain a Solid Foundation in Physics

Ready to take your love of physics to the next level? Consider a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake! The coursework for this program in the College of Science and Engineering offers you the opportunity to master the principles of physics, as well as gain valuable insights into understanding current issues in the scientific world. Find your specific area of interest, develop your capacity to solve problems that could transform lives, and take advantage of the unique research opportunities UHCL affords students through its proximity and collaborative relationship with NASA and related allied aerospace industry leaders.

Explore the Intersections of Physics and Engineering

The greater Houston area is a thriving center for many technologically advanced industries such as aerospace, petrochemical and biomedicine. The demand for professionals with a degree in physics is always high, and trending dramatically upward. By combining physics with engineering, students can learn how to solve problems like a physicist and create like an engineer.  That's why we offer a sub-plan in Engineering Physics, a more interdisciplinary plan specifically designed for students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Students in this program take courses in Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering.   Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue the Professional Engineer Certification.

Explore the Intersections of Physics and Computing

Many problems today can only be solved by computer simulation. These require someone with a knowledge of both fundamental physics and computer science.  Our sub-plan in Computational Physics combines both skills. Students take courses that teach them how to understand and model physical systems.  Our faculty do advanced computational research in areas such as cosmology, materials science and plasma physics so students also get the opportunity to apply what they learn to cutting edge fields.

In addition to the general physics program, within the degree, you can choose from two specializations:

  • Engineering Physics
  • Computational Physics
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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2023
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 9
    Returning UHCL Students - January 11
  • Summer 2023
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 24
    Final (Summer Session II) - June 30
  • Fall 2023
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 14
    Returning UHCL Students - August 16

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Physics B.S. Faculty

Serkan Caliskan
Serkan Caliskan

Serkan Caliskan

Assistant Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3764
Email: caliskan@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM-2212

Serkan Caliskan Faculty Bio

David Garrison
David Garrison

David Garrison

Interim Associate Dean, Professor and Former Chair of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3796
Email: garrison@uhcl.edu
Office: B3611

David Garrison Faculty Bio

Tej Limbu
Tej Limbu

Tej Limbu

Assistant Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3816
Email: limbu@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2216

Tej Limbu Faculty Bio

Samina S. Masood
Samina Masood

Samina S. Masood

Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3781
Email: masood@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-8

Samina S. Masood Faculty Bio

Linhdung Pham
Linhdung Pham

Linhdung Pham

Lecturer of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3768
Email: phamL@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2244

Linhdung Pham Faculty Bio

Walter Thompson
Walter Thompson

Walter Thompson

Lecturer of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3768
Email: ThompsonW@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Walter Thompson Faculty Bio

Paul A. Withey
Paul Withey

Paul Withey

Program Chair of Physics, Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3799
Email: Withey@UHCL.edu
Office: B3531

Paul Withey Faculty Bio