Physics Programs

  •  Degrees Offered: B.S., Minor, Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate

  • Contact: (303) 315-7390

  •  Website: Physics


The realm of physics has expanded over the years into the other sciences giving rise to areas such as biophysics, astrophysics, geophysics, psychophysics, chemical physics, mathematical physics, etc. The Physics Department offers a Bachelor of Science in physics, as well as minors in physics, biophysics, and astrophysics. A physics degree can lead to post-graduate study or employment with opportunities to advance knowledge, innovate new products and processes, and achieve far-reaching impact in both local and international communities. The minor in biophysics enables students with primary interests in biology, chemistry, health sciences, mathematics, anthropology, psychology, or other disciplines to explore the deep connections between fundamental physical processes and the functions and development of life. Astrophysics is an important and well-represented sub-discipline in physics. It includes the study of the solar system, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, as well as cosmology. The University of Colorado Denver Physics Department is committed to providing a unique education in physics, a science that is important for all of the natural sciences and for a wide range of technologies.