Jan 21, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

Physics - BA

Our undergraduate curriculum serves undergraduate liberal arts students who seek, by the study of Physics, to acquire critical thinking skills and develop the understanding and problem-solving abilities which are increasingly needed in our technological society.  We prepare our undergraduate physics majors for graduate and professional schools or a variety of careers, including teaching, engineering, medicine, computer science,  and industrial research and development.

One of the following 2 options (concentrations) may be taken.

Graduate Study

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a number of advanced courses, listed in the graduate catalog, which give credit toward the degree of master of arts. Qualified undergraduate students may be admitted to these courses with the approval of the department chair.

Teacher Education Pathway

Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List  for information about their programs that lead to the recommendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.

Honors Work

The opportunity for students to do individual research (experimental or theoretical) is offered in courses

Articulation Agreement

Articulation Agreement with New York City College of Technology

An agreement is in place for students from New York City College of Technology (CUNY) who successfully complete an associate degree in science in Liberal Arts (LAS)  with at least a 2.0 overall grade-point average to be accepted into the Hunter College BA program in Physics. Consult the physics and astronomy department for further information.