|ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE: The Department of Physics, Physical Sciences and Geology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, B.A. degree in Physical Science, and B.S. degree in Geology.|
|CAMPUS & AREA: California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,586 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.|
CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.