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.
Minimum Admissions Requirements:
Please visit our Admissions Page for further details.
Required test(s): GRE, TOEFL for international applicants
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7
Funding opportunities for certificate students are limited. Please visiting our Tuition, Fees & Funding page for more information.
Applicants interested in loans or scholarships should visit the University of Arizona's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
1. One of the two following courses:
2. One of the two following courses:
3. OPTI 501: Electromagnetic Waves (3 units)