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College Of Arts And Sciences
Physics
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Why Study Physics?

Recognized as one of the top 25 physics programs by "U.S. News & World Report," Stony Brook is an excellent place to learn about the physical composition of the world and universe. Our faculty conduct world class experimental and theoretical research and you will have the opportunity to work closely with them on research projects outside of the classroom. The research ranges from the smallest to the largest scales and covers areas like the standard model and beyond, the quark gluon-plasma, atomic and molecular structures, quantum information and materials, to supernovae, galaxy formation and cosmology. Much of our research is conducted in close collaboration with scientists at nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of the premier U.S. research laboratories.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Quantum Electronics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory
  • Waves and Optics

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

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:

  • Data Scientist
  • Assistant Physicist
  • Engineering Manager
  • Postdoctoral Associate 

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Amazon
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Facebook
  • Yale University

Interested in this Major?

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Axel Drees

Office: P-110 Physics

Phone: (631) 632-8036

College Of Arts And Sciences
Physics
Back to all Programs

Why Study Physics?

Recognized as one of the top 25 physics programs by "U.S. News & World Report," Stony Brook is an excellent place to learn about the physical composition of the world and universe. Our faculty conduct world class experimental and theoretical research and you will have the opportunity to work closely with them on research projects outside of the classroom. The research ranges from the smallest to the largest scales and covers areas like the standard model and beyond, the quark gluon-plasma, atomic and molecular structures, quantum information and materials, to supernovae, galaxy formation and cosmology. Much of our research is conducted in close collaboration with scientists at nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of the premier U.S. research laboratories.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Quantum Electronics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory
  • Waves and Optics

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

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:

  • Data Scientist
  • Assistant Physicist
  • Engineering Manager
  • Postdoctoral Associate 

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Amazon
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Facebook
  • Yale University

Interested in this Major?

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Axel Drees

Office: P-110 Physics

Phone: (631) 632-8036

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