2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics Department

Brice Smith, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 342
(607) 753-2821
Fax: (607) 753-4973


Arts and Sciences


Aphrodite Ahmadi, Andrew Carmichael, Moataz Emam, Brice Smith

Adjunct Faculty

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

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Physics
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)

Majors Offered

Physics leading to the 3+2 Engineering Program
Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12)
Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12)

Concentrations Offered

Environmental Science

Minor Offered



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


  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.