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.
- Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12) [APH]
- Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12) [APM]
- Physics [PHY]
- Physics leading to the 3+2 Engineering Program [PEN]
- Physics Minor [PHY]
- Physics: Concentration in Environmental Science [PHY/ENVS]
- Physics: Concentration in Geophysics [PHY/GEOP]
- Pre-Engineering Program