Optics/Optical Sciences

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#1

#1 Best College for Optics/Optical Sciences in the U.S.

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

the University of Arizona is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,110–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$17,075

Median Starting Salary

$0

#2

#2 Best College for Optics/Optical Sciences in the U.S.

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Generally, Rochester Institute of Technology is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,290–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$39,600

Median Starting Salary

$0

#3

#3 Best College for Optics/Optical Sciences in the U.S.

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

the University of Rochester is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,400–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$39,775

Median Starting Salary

$0

#4

#4 Best College for Optics/Optical Sciences in the U.S.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

In general, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$13,951

Median Starting Salary

$0

#5

#5 Best College for Optics/Optical Sciences in the U.S.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM

the University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$10,633

Median Starting Salary

$0

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About Optics/Optical Sciences

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 Doctors degree research scholarships in Optics/Optical Sciences of all US states with 27 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Optics/Optical Sciences can expect approximately 70% percent of their fellow classmates to be men and 30% 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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Careers

Some top careers related to Optics/Optical Sciences, include Physics Teachers, Postsecondary and Physicists, 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.

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Student Demographics

Total Students
57
Female Students
17 (29%)
Male Students
40 (70%)

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