Welcome to the Department of Physics

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Congratulations to Dr. Gao, his students and postdocs on the discovery of the Higgs particle!

The Department of Physics at Fresno State provides courses in physics, physical science, and astronomy, including introductory-level courses.  BS degree programs are available in Physics and Biomedical Physics and an MS degree program in Physics.  Minors are available in Physics, Physical Science, Biomedical Physics, and Astronomy.  Please follow the links on this page to learn about our programs, or about the most fundamental of the sciences, physics.  We hope you find your visit to our web pages enjoyable and informative.

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The Physics Department employs our own physics majors to provide tutoring to students enrolled in our introductory classes.  

Here are the times for Free Physics Tutoring for Spring 2015:

(Revised Feb. 13)

  • Monday from 12:30 to 2 PM in McL 258
  • Tuesday from 9 to 11 AM in McL 167
  • Wednesday from 12 to 2 PM in McL 157
  • Thursday from 9 to 11 AM in McL 174
  • Thursday from noon to 1:30 PM in McL 167
  • Friday from 2 to 3 PM in McL 174