Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics

Department of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. A minor in Chemistry is also available. Students with advanced standing from high school can petition for a waiver of the first-year introductory course.

The Department also offers the B.S. in Forensic Science.

Students can combine a major in Chemistry with a program in the College of Education, Information and Technology and earn a B.S. in Adolescence Education: Chemistry. This degree will satisfy the requirements for initial certification to teach Chemistry in grades 7 to 12. In conjunction with the College of Education, Information and Technology, the Department of Chemistry offers courses which are part of the concentration in Science for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) and the B.S. in Childhood Education (Grades 1 to 6).

We take pride in the fact that our graduates find employment in pharmaceutical and chemical companies and school districts soon after graduation, or continue their education toward the M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry in the finest graduate schools, including Ivy League universities. Many of our alumni also enroll in medical school.

The bachelor's programs in mathematics are designed to provide flexibility while emphasizing mathematical reasoning and problem solving, preparing the student for graduate school or a career in mathematics in secondary school teaching, business, industry, government or academia. A person with a degree in mathematics has career options in many fields. In addition, a degree in mathematics is regarded as excellent preparation for entrance to professional schools of law, medicine or business. Our graduates are teaching in secondary schools, employed as actuaries and computer systems analysts, and many have gone on to prestigious graduate schools, obtained Ph.D.'s and are now teaching in colleges around the country. LIU Post is a test site for the Course I Actuarial Examination given each year in May and November.

The Department offers the B.S. in Mathematics. Students interested in an engineering degree can participate in the Department's Pre-Engineering Program, which offers a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics and an additional bachelor's degree in engineering from a partnering university. In conjunction with the College of Education, Information and Technology, students can prepare for careers as high school math teachers through the B.S. in Adolescence Education: Mathematics (Grades 7 to 12) with concentration in Mathematics degree. The Department also offers a five-year accelerated degree combining the B.S. in Adolescence Education: Mathematics with a M.S. in Applied Mathematics (see below). A Mathematics concentration is also offered for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2), the B.S. in Childhood Education (Grades 1 to 6).

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 Physics 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 Physics Program offers a B.A. along with a minor in Physics. Students interested in an engineering degree can participate in the Pre-Engineering Program, which offers a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics and an additional bachelor's degree in engineering from a partnering university. This program is offered with the Department of Mathematics. In conjunction with the College of Education, Information and Technology, the Physics Program offers courses which are part of the concentration in Science for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) and the B.S. in Childhood Education (Grades 1 to 6).

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Undergraduate Programs Accelerated Shared Credit Program  Graduate Program
B.S. in Actuarial Science B.S. in Adolescence Education - Mathematics/M.S. in Applied Mathematics
M.S. in Applied Mathematics
B.A. in Chemistry  
B.S. in Forensic Science  
B.S. in Mathematics  
B.A. in Physics  

Chemistry Faculty

Mathematics Faculty