Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Here's How It Works:

The Physics Department does not admit students into the UC Berkeley campus. Interested students must apply directly at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

A student who has been officially admitted to the UC Berkeley campus may apply to the Undergraduate Program in Physics.  Our program is under the jurisdiction of the College of Letters and Science (L&S) and is subject to the rules and regulations of the College in addition to the University. Each academic year, L&S publishes an announcement covering topics from A.B. requirements, grading regulations to withdrawing (and applying for re-admission). The ultimate responsibility of completing requirements to graduating within the parameters set by the University, College and Department rests with the student. Students must consult the Physics Undergraduate Advisor or an L&S advisor for any clarification.

The program is designed to give students a solid foundation in physics to prepare them for work in the field or a physics graduate program. Students may apply to the physics major when all of the prerequisites for the major have been completed with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the prerequisites and a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all University courses.  

Prospective undergraduates should read a full description of the major and minor programs in physics.

Visiting the UC Berkeley Campus
The Visitor Center offers free campus tours. Tours are available daily, seven days a week. Visit the UC Berkeley site for directions to the campus and full details about the tours.

Visiting the Physics Department
Please contact the Physics Undergraduate Student Services Office at (510) 642-0481 or (510) 643-5261 if you are interested in visiting the Physics Department.