Physics Program

Physicists play a critical role in applying the principles of matter and energy to solve scientific problems and make beneficial contributions to society. They work on local, national and global levels within the fields of nuclear energy, space exploration, medical research and electronics.

As a student in the Physics Program, you will receive individualized support from a network of professors who are experts in the areas of numerical astrophysics, holography, lasers and black holes. The Program offers a variety of courses, including optics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism. There are internship opportunities at local businesses and organizations, including the world-renowned cancer research center Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The Program offers undergraduate degrees in physics, mathematics and physics as well as a pre-engineering transfer opportunities and physical science education for education majors.

Undergraduate Program
B.A. in Physics

Faculty Mentors

Professor of Math and Physics Dr. Steven Liebling, an expert in black holes, won the Buchalter Cosmology Prize for his groundbreaking work on the origins of the Universe.

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey Belnap, Dean
Location, Room 126

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean