Physics Department - SUNY Cortland

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

Club Brings First Ever 3D Printer to SUNY Cortland

A team of intrepid students created a "waving cat" as their first product.

Ceremony to Honor Late Veteran William Phelps ’69

A military service will be held May 21 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cortland.

Open House Highlights Natural Sciences on Nov. 20

Prospective students can take a closer look at the College’s biology, chemistry, geology and physics departments.

College Receives Nearly $800,000 to Educate Future STEM Teachers

Over a five-year period, the College will award 38 scholarships through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Falconry Demonstration Set for Oct. 7

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

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