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Optical Sciences

Degree or Minor: 
Certificate
Green Concentration: 
No
UA College: 
Optical Sciences
Degree/Minor Description: 

Program/Degree

Optical Sciences (Certificate NDP) 

Program Description

To meet the needs of both employers and employees within the optics industry, the College of Optical Sciences offers an innovative academic program that can be completed entirely by distance learning, entirely on campus or in any combination of the two.

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Optical Sciences is designed for working professionals with bachelor’s, master's or doctoral degrees who would like to supplement their practical knowledge with formal coursework. The program’s rich variety of classes allows students the opportunity to explore the broad fundamentals of optical sciences or to choose courses of particular relevance to their immediate needs.

Students’ goals, options and commitments may change over time, so the college allows students interested in the M.S. in Optical Sciences or Ph.D. in Optical Sciences to apply their 15 units from the Graduate Certificate program toward the requirements of the higher degree.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Optical Sciences - http://www.optics.arizona.edu/

The mission of the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is to provide the state of Arizona and the nation with an internationally pre-eminent program in education, research and outreach in all aspects of the science and application of light.

The College of Optical Sciences, formerly known as the Optical Sciences Center, was established in Tucson, Arizona, in 1964 to fulfill a national need for more highly trained engineers and physicists in the optical sciences. Throughout its 50-year history, OSC has stood on the forefront of the field; today, it educates more students in optics than any institution in the U.S.

Read more about the work we do here in Dean Thomas L. Koch's welcome message.

 

Research Themes: 
Energy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Science Engagement