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.


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Cortland Hosts Statewide College Sustainability Conference

Comedy and climate will combine on campus Nov. 15-16 for the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference.

Bowers Hall Science Museum to Open Sept. 28

The collection includes rare items and focuses on local geologic history.

Student Research Focuses on Fractal Tilings

Mathematics and physics dual major studying complex concepts as Summer Research Fellow.

College Partners with Naval Research Center

The College has a pact with Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NAVSEA).

Admissions Program to Showcase Natural Sciences Majors

Prospective students interested in a career in the sciences can participate in SUNY Cortland’s Natural Sciences Department Showcase on Friday, Nov. 18.

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