About the Department
Physics is the study of the basic interactions that govern the behavior of the universe as we know it. As such, a knowledge of physics is necessary for the proper understanding of any science, and, of course, it is an exciting field of study in its own right.
The department offers comprehensive training in physics that can lead to a teaching position in grades 7-12; industrial, institutional and government work; and graduate study. The major includes lecture courses, laboratory courses, and a chance for qualified students to participate in research with faculty members.
Physics for Non-Physics Majors
A minimum of one year of physics is recommended for all majors in sciences and health sciences.
Medical and dental schools also require one year of physics. Students requiring one year of physics may take either the PHYS 11000 (STEM) -PHYS 12000 (STEM) sequence (9 cr) or the PHYS 11100 (STEM) -PHYS 12100 (STEM) sequence (11 cr). Although both sequences cover the same topics, PHYS 11100 (STEM) -PHYS 12100 (STEM) utilizes elementary calculus and meets for one additional lecture hour each week. It is recommended for science students and those premed students who satisfy the mathematics prerequisite. PHYS 10100 (4 cr) should be taken only by those who want a one semester terminal course in physics; it does not satisfy pre-professional requirements. Students should take no more than one first-semester course (PHYS 10100 , PHYS 11000 (STEM) , PHYS 11100 (STEM) ) and no more than one second-semester course (PHYS 12000 (STEM) , PHYS 12100 (STEM) ) since they may receive credit for no more than one course from each group.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Physics & Astronomy
Administration and Faculty
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/physics
Administrative coordinator: Julie Hon
Physics and Astronomy Faculty
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