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Department of Physics


Applied Physics makes a connection between fundamental research in physics and its application to real world problem-solving. Our faculty is committed to:

  • engaging students using high quality instruction in a cross-cultural competent learning environment
  • engaging in research in physics and related fields with the involvement of our students
  • working with regional K-12 teachers in Southern California to improve science education at the pre-college level
  • making physics interesting and fun

Physicists and engineers come from different backgrounds, and we all contribute to the advancement of human understanding. We welcome working with students and colleagues from diverse social backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. There is great value in diverse teams of people sharing their unique approaches to solve problems to the benefit of scientific and engineering endeavors.


Contact Us

Dept. of Physics
CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

Department Chair
Dr. Stephen Tsui, SCI 2, 233
Phone: (760) 750-4144

 Administrative Coordinator
Michael Valko
Phone: (760) 750-4273 or