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

College Earns a “Green” Gold Star

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

Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

The Tech Savvy event invites sixth- through ninth-graders Saturday, March 28.

SUNY Cortland Wins Energy Innovation Awards

BuildSmart NY recognizes the College's 3,600-panel solar power project

College and Firm Partner on New Technologies

The Physics Department pairs with MacKintock Inc. on a prototype device.

College Launches Solar Power Panels

SUNY Cortland symbolically flipped the switch on more than 3,600 solar panels.

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