Physics Department

Physics has been called the “fundamental science.” It explores matter and energy and the rules that govern them that are vital to scientific understanding.

The curriculum at SUNY Cortland encompasses all of the major branches of physics, from classical physics and quantum mechanics, to the study of the tiniest subatomic particles and the exploration of entire galaxies.

As a physics major, you’ll gain a strong background in applied mathematics, learn advanced computer skills and work with
sophisticated science instrumentation. You’ll also be able to collaborate with faculty on advanced research projects.

By studying physics at SUNY Cortland, you are preparing yourself for successful careers in a wide range of scientific fields, business, industry, government, teaching and in many other areas.


Falconry Demonstration Set for Oct. 7

The event continues a Renaissance science-themed Memorial Lbrary series.

College Defies Physics Norm with Upward Movement

Physics educators might take note of what SUNY Cortland is doing right.

Professor Traces Solar System’s Origins with Support from NASA

The two NASA grants are worth approximately $650,000.

Cortland Listed as One of the Nation’s Greenest Colleges ranks SUNY Cortland among the 40 greenest colleges in the US

College Earns a “Green” Gold Star

SUNY Cortland earns a coveted "gold" rating in a national sustainability program


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