Details About the BPIE Program

The BPIE Curriculum

The BPIE program offers a wide variety of classes to students.

  • Classes fill up quickly and your enrollment in each class is not guaranteed; BPIE students are not permitted to enroll in graduate courses (200s or above). 
  • Course enrollment is limited to Physics courses only. For courses that are cross-listed with another department, you will need to enroll in the section offered by Physics.
  • BPIE students are not permitted to enroll with a time conflict or enroll to a waitlisted class.

BPIE Program

Research and Faculty

Berkeley Physics faculty work in all areas of physics and participate in research experiments all over the world. 

Here's what BPIE students have to say

Junrong Li

“Berkeley is an amazing place where I can get the chance to step out of my comfort zone while feeling like I'm home at the same time.”

~Junrong Li

Zhengqing Pan

“I believe this year is the one I learned the most at the university level. The courses at Berkeley are pretty great. What's more, the lectures are also interesting.”

 ~Zhengqing Pan

Xueqing Tong

“UC Berkeley is an open university. I’ve learned to respect others from different parts of the world, and be proud of my own culture at the same time.”

~Xueqing Tong