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Physics, B.S.

Master the fundamentals of classical and modern physics, get a solid foundation in experimental techniques, and then jumpstart your career with a range of related minors and elective courses.

What You’ll Learn

In our Physics, B.S. program, you'll learn the advanced mathematical skills you'll need to analyze complex physical systems and solve tough problems in physics and other quantitative fields like data science and finance.

Our program features small classes taught by outstanding faculty, who infuse their courses and research with cutting-edge computational tools and engaging visualizations.

Apply your knowledge to research in our well-equipped laboratories, featuring state-of-the-art optical microscopy, imaging technology, robotics, and rapid prototyping, or at local institutions such as the Museum of Natural History. Work one-on-one with faculty who are active researchers with expertise in string theory, plasma physics, quantum informatics, solid-state physics, astrophysics, biophysics, and imaging.

Student entrepreneurs will have the support of faculty from the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences and the Schools of Management and Architecture and Design. And if you're interested in biomedical sciences, our College of Osteopathic Medicine provides access to exceptional faculty and research opportunities.

Career Options

  • Professional physicist
  • Climate scientist
  • Computer scientist
  • Medical physicist/technician
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Science policy analyst
  • Science teacher

“There is still so much that we don't understand about the world, and physics lets us unravel these mysteries. When I teach students, I am teaching them about a way of thinking.”

Sophia Domokos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Physics

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How You’ll Succeed

Our Physics, B.S. program will prepare you to pursue a lucrative career in the physical sciences and booming fields like data science and quantitative finance. Tailor your degree to your interests through electives such as quantum optics, solid-state physics, quantum computation and information theory, general relativity, astrophysics, biophysics, and plasma physics. Or you can combine your degree with a minor, including Technical and Professional Communication or Energy Science, Technology, and Policy.

You'll also be able to take advantage of our faculty's network of associates from the nation's top-ranked schools and major corporate and research institutions, providing you with the opportunity for collaboration with major institutions locally and throughout the world.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

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