1) UCSB Physics Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

2) Getting Help in the Physics Study Room (PSR)


Typically, all TAs for Physics hold office hours in the PSR, Broida Hall, Room 1019, located on the first floor behind the elevator. The PSR is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

Due to Covid-19 the PSR is closed.  Instead of the general virtual PSR from Spring, the department has increased the office hours for most courses. As such, please refer to your course's Gauchospace page for more information. TAs and Learning Assistants (LAs) will be holding office hours via Nectir and Zoom. TA and LA office hours can be found here, each slot is a link to that TA/LA's Zoom office. Each physics course has a Nectir channel where students are encouraged to ask questions and help each other. The Nectir Channel Guide has invite links to each course's channel. Full guidelines on how this system works can be found here, page 3 has a student outline.
An alternative resource created by undergraduates is the physics discord. The UCSB Physics Discord is a place where you can chat with your peers, either with anyone within the department or solely with classmates. 

During the summer, the PSR hours are reduced. There should be a TA in the PSR at all times, and any TA should be able to help you with problems in any Physics class.

The PSR Fellows are not employed over the summer or during holidays.

At the beginning of each quarter, the PSR will open on the 3rd day of classes. This can be subject to change. The PSR will be open Finals week Monday through Thursday at varying times -- check the schedule for Finals Week Office Hours linked here. These hours are subject to change, and will be updated accordingly.


3) Lecture Demonstration Webpage


4) Society of Physics Students


5) Women in Physics


6) Senior Lab 3-D Printer


7) Diversity Resources


8)  Worster Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Physics


9) Physics Today Job Search Link


10) Graduate School Information 



  • Physics Circus
    The Physics Department has sponsored this exciting K-12 outreach program since 1998. The Circus takes CSC equipment on the road to local schools for an action-packed learning experience led by enthusiastic Physics Department graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty.
  • CSEP Science Center
    The CSC has been a valuable outreach asset at UCSB for over 25 years. The CSC contains a host of hands-on science equipment, allowing students to learn about a variety of topics in an interactive way. For example, there is equipment for student use that demonstrates conservation of momentum, flow of fluids, or principles of electricity.