Top Optics/Optical Sciences Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the scientific study of light energy, including its structure, properties and behavior under different conditions. Includes instruction in wave theory, wave mechanics, electromagnetic theory, physical optics, geometric optics, quantum theory of light, photon detecting, laser theory, wall and beam properties, chaotic light, non-linear optics, harmonic generation, optical systems theory, and applications to engineering problems.

Arizona grants the most Bachelors degrees in Optics/Optical Sciences of all US states with 35 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Optics/Optical Sciences can expect approximately 66% percent of their fellow classmates to be men and 34% percent to be women. The majority students graduating in this field earn a Masters degree. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Optics/Optical Sciences is $55,100.

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27
Total Females
14

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See where Optics/Optical Sciences is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Optics/Optical Sciences

If you’re interested in Optics/Optical Sciences, then you should look at these top colleges, including the University of Arizona, the University of Rochester and the . The University of Arizona is our best ranked institution for a degree in Optics/Optical Sciences with 35 students graduating with this major annually.

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Careers for Optics/Optical Sciences Majors

Some top careers related to Optics/Optical Sciences, include Physicists and Physics Teachers, Postsecondary, both of which have many employment opportunities. Yet there are higher paying careers, such as Physicists. the most available position for Optics/Optical Sciences majors is Natural Sciences Managers.

Top Paying Careers for Optics/Optical Sciences

  1. Physicists   (Median Wage: $152,430)
  2. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $137,900)
  3. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $93,070)

Most in Demand Careers for Optics/Optical Sciences

  1. Natural Sciences Managers
  2. Physicists
  3. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
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