Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics Major

Embark on a versatile background in the principles of physics, applied mathematics, computer skills and electronic equipment with our distinguished faculty, participate in clubs and consult with top-notch advisors. You’ll work toward New York state certification to teach physics and mathematics in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Physics and mathematics teacher for grades 7-12
  • Technical specialist

What Will I Learn?

  • Receive a comprehensive foundation in physics and mathematics as you design a course of study suited to your interest
  • Learn about successful classroom teaching
  • Develop teaching strategies for pupils whose interests and abilities vary widely

Special Features

You’ll study and work in state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching laboratories as well as a new 41-seat digital projection planetarium.

Get Involved

Youth making wind turbines with the Physics Club

There are plenty of opportunities to collaborate with faculty in original research.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Bowers Hall, Room 144
Phone: 607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973

Fast Facts

  • SUNY Cortland is the first institution in the 64-campus SUNY system to operate all of its facilities using 100 percent renewable electrical energy.
  • SUNY Cortland has the largest teacher education program in the Northeastern United States and the ninth largest in the country.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 125


SUNY Cortland recognizes excellence in its students with awards and scholarships.

  • William Joseph Phelps ’69 Award
  • Outstanding Senior Physics Major Award
  • Kendall Reynolds Memorial Scholarship in Physics

See all scholarship opportunities

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