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.


Nov. 19 Event Showcases Natural Sciences Majors

The special campus visit experience invites prospective students interested in the College’s biology, chemistry, geology and physics departments.

Cortland Honored in National “Cool Schools” Ranking

The Sierra Club lists SUNY Cortland as one of the nation's greenest colleges.

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.


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