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
Take your education to new heights in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Learn the next steps to being admitted now.
- How to Apply as a Freshman Student
- How to Apply as a Transfer Student
- How to Apply as an International Student
Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear
Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science
Get ready to calculate the course load for your education at University of Houston-Clear Lake! Learn more about the courses required to succeed here in the College of Science and Engineering.
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Summer 2024Priority - May 1
Summer I Final - May 22
Summer II Final - June 28
Fall 2024Priority - August 1
Final - August 12
Returning UHCL Students - August 14
Spring 2025Priority - December 1
Final - January 6
Returning UHCL Students - January 8
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
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.