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Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering

Explore, Examine, Discover: Earn a Physics or Engineering Degree Focused on Photonics and Optics at BSU

Design and analyze optical and laser systems. Probe the biological or quantum realms. Whether you’re seeking photonics engineering schools, a photonics engineering degree, a degree in optical engineering, or a classic physics degree with concentrations like astrophysics or physics education, you’ll find BSU’s Department of Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering programs ranked among the best physics programs around.

That’s because our physics degree and optical and photonics engineering degree programs will help you grow your capabilities through project-based curricula and research.

Find the best physics programs at BSU

BSU’s Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering Department offers a range of undergraduate physics degrees, graduate physics teaching degrees and photonics engineering degree programs and minors, including the first engineering degree offered at a Massachusetts state university — our Bachelor of Science in Photonics and Optical Engineering.

Given the experiential nature of our programs, strong faculty and advanced facilities, we consider our photonics engineering degree and physics degree programs among the best physics programs and photonics engineering schools.

At BSU: 

  • You’ll have access to the latest tools in lasers, fiber optics and more, including BSU Observatory’s primary research telescope.
  • You’ll conduct research in advanced labs, including the Quantum Technologies, Single Molecule Biophysics and Cold Atomic Lab.
  • You can prepare for a long career as a physics teacher in one of the state's best programs.
  • Our students have interned at places like NASA, U.S. Department of Energy and the legendary Fermi Lab, and have gone on to graduate school at prominent universities across the country.

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