Department Information

Chair:
Moataz Emam
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973

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Overview

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.

3+2 Physics/Engineering Major

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major in Physics/Engineering at SUNY Cortland leads to a degree preparing students for work in some engineering field.