The strong emphasis in physics on fundamental concepts and problem solving makes it one of the most versatile majors available. The Physics major provides the basis for careers in applied physics and in interdisciplinary areas such as astronomy, biophysics, engineering, environmental science, oceanography, and scientific instrumentation.

Department Administration and Staff

Office:  Academic Center 232 (AC 232)

Telephone: (805) 378-1572

  • Julius Sokenu, Dean
  • Mary Ann Beck, Administrative Assistant

Department Chair

  • Clint Harper, telephone (805) 378-1488

Full-time Faculty

A list of full-time faculty offices, telephone extensions and Fall 2012 office hours.

Balazs Becht, Clint Harper, Ron Wallingford

Part-time Faculty

Part-time faculty list their contact information for students on their course syllabi.  In addition, students can leave a message for a particular instructor with the division office by calling (805) 378-1572.


Counselors who specialize in the Physics and Engineering degrees, Dona Proske Allyn, Edna Ingram and Denita Redd, can be contacted through the Counseling Office.

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