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.


News

SUNY Cortland earns elite “gold” status for being “green”

SUNY Cortland has once again been recognized as one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation.

SUNY Cortland's Academic Odd Couples Address Real-World Problems

Student artwork is currently on display on the first floor of Bowers Hall.

‘Hidden Beauty’ Explores Art, Medical Science

The exhibition gets artists and scientists talking about art and its meaning.

College Noted Nationally for Fostering Diversity

SUNY Cortland was honored for steering students to math and science fields.

Cortland Hosts Statewide College Sustainability Conference

Comedy and climate will combine on campus Nov. 15-16 for the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference.

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