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As a physics student, you will learn the skills needed to solve practical, real-world problems and understand how basic natural phenomena occur. You’ll study in labs with high-tech equipment, work with our highly regarded physicists, and have the opportunity to conduct research in our own labs or, during summer breaks, at other institutions throughout the United States. The Bachelors of Arts degree program in physics is designed for premedical and predental students, for students preparing for teaching in secondary school, and for others for whom a broad background in physics is desirable.
There are many career paths in physics, including chemists, material scientists, chemical technicians, biochemists, and researchers. Brooklyn College alumni with a degree in physics also go on to become teachers, research assistants, software developers, and much more.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
Sequence for students not planning graduate work toward a Ph.D. degree in physics or astronomy.
This sequence is intended for premedical and predental students, for students preparing for teaching in secondary school, and for others for whom a broad background in physics is desirable.
To enroll in advanced physics courses, students must earn a grade of C or higher in the physics and mathematics prerequisites of the courses, unless they are excused from this requirement by the chair. A student who receives a grade of C- or lower in a required physics or mathematics course must consult the chair before registering for another physics course. The student is usually advised to repeat the course.
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Brooklyn College is an integral part of the cultural and artistic energy of New York City. Our faculty members in Physics offer incomparable expertise and tremendous talent, and each brings a unique perspective to their teaching and mentoring in and out of the classroom.
Nicolas Giovambattista utilizes computer simulations, combined with thermodynamics and statistica...
Karl Sandeman is interested in how we may tailor phase transitions in so-called functional materi...
Lab: 245-247 Ingersoll Hall Extension http://userhome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/ssuarez/ After graduating...
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the physics B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:
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