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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 science-intensive industries, from aerospace to petrochemical and biomedicine. The demand for professionals with a degree in physics is always high, and trending dramatically upward. Some of the most dynamic areas of research are found at the junction of different science and engineering disciplines. That’s why in addition to the B.S. in Physics plan, you have another option: a sub-plan called Engineering Physics, a more interdisciplinary plan specifically designed for students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. You’ll apply the skills you’ve learned in physics while acquiring core computer-related and problem-solving experience that will support any chosen career path – including academia.

Within the degree, you can choose from two specializations:

  • Engineering Physics
  • Computational Physics
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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 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


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

David Garrison
David Garrison

David Garrison

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

Contact number: 281-283-3796
Office: B3611

David Garrison Faculty Bio

Samina S. Masood
Samina Masood

Samina S. Masood

Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3781
Office: B3525-8

Samina S. Masood Faculty Bio

Walter Thompson
Walter Thompson

Walter Thompson

Lecturer of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3768
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
Office: B3531

Paul Withey Faculty Bio