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Catalog

SUNY Cortland    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Department


Moataz Emam, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 342
607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973
cortland.edu/physics

School of Arts and Sciences

Physics lesson in the campus planetarium

Faculty

Douglas Armstead, Moataz Emam, Melissa Morris, Sean Nolan, Brice Smith

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minor

Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12)
Minor in Physics

Concentrations

Environmental Science
Geophysics

Description

Physics programs at SUNY Cortland provide a versatile background in the principles of physics, applied mathematics, computer skills and electronic equipment. This background is useful in many areas of technology, engineering, business, industry, government and the teaching of physics at all levels. The laws of physics are central to all branches of science, and students with physics training may readily enter such related fields as astronomy, biophysics, chemical physics, engineering, geophysics, medicine, meteorology, molecular biology and radiology.

Special Features

  • Physics and Engineering Club
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Physics Honor Society – experiences Sigma Pi Sigma

Requirements

  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours; B.S. – 60 credit hours
  3. Physics majors may not take additional physics course work unless they earn a 2.0 grade point average in PHY 201 and PHY 202.

Programs

Major

Minor

Courses