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College Of Arts And Sciences
Optics
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Why Study Optics?

The minor in Optics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is intended for students outside the physics major who wish to obtain a thorough understanding of the nature of light and its interactions with matter. After learning the basic principles of optics, students may pursue their scientific or professional interests by taking further courses in the Department of Physics and Astronomy or the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Research

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Waves and Optics
  • Computer Vision
  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Electromagnetic Theory

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Fiber Splicers
  • Technician
  • Electromechanical Assembler
  • Image Scientist

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • TD&I Cable
  • Infrastructure Technologies Inc. 
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Perspecta

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Harold J. Metcalf

Office: P-110 Graduate Physics

Phone: (631) 632-8100

College Of Arts And Sciences
Optics
Back to all Programs

Why Study Optics?

The minor in Optics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is intended for students outside the physics major who wish to obtain a thorough understanding of the nature of light and its interactions with matter. After learning the basic principles of optics, students may pursue their scientific or professional interests by taking further courses in the Department of Physics and Astronomy or the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Research

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Waves and Optics
  • Computer Vision
  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Electromagnetic Theory

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Fiber Splicers
  • Technician
  • Electromechanical Assembler
  • Image Scientist

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • TD&I Cable
  • Infrastructure Technologies Inc. 
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Perspecta

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Harold J. Metcalf

Office: P-110 Graduate Physics

Phone: (631) 632-8100

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