Department of Physics and Energy Science

Briefly defined, physics is the science that tries to understand the laws of nature and the relationship between energy and matter. However, it might be more appropriate to define physics as a way of thinking rather than as a profession. The field of physics trains students to take a logical, problem-solving approach in whatever situations they might find themselves. Physics students explore concepts and methods of science that can be applied in many different professional areas and research topics. Physics deals with everything from subatomic particles to black holes and the overall structure of the universe. Physicists use mathematical formulas to try to explain their theories and make predictions. Physicists investigate many of the latest discoveries such as massive neutrinos, blue semiconductor lasers, high temperature superconductors, black holes, and our expanding universe. Options at UCCS include: Traditional Physics; Energy Science; Solid State.


Learn about your career opportunities as a Physicist.

Physics programs

Explore our Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programs in Physics and Energy Sciences.


We offer a variety of courses in our programs. Here, you can find a catalog of all the courses by program as well as the schedule of anticipated courses.

Student resources

As a student of UCCS, we want you to have a full student experience. UCCS provides a number of resources to help you to both succeed academically and find yourself at home in our campus.