Physics, B.A.

School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Program Overview

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.

Physics, B.A.

Where You'll Go

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.

Major Details

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.

Major Requirements (47–49 Credits)

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.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the basic physics of the course content.
  • Will find consistency of content, level, and grading in multisession courses.
  • Can analyze physical problems and generating solutions.
  • Can present scientific facts, calculations, and experimental results in written and oral form.
  • Can conduct, analyze, and interpret experimental measurements.
  • Can effectively use lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and microscopes.

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Internships and Employers

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:

  • Boeing
  • Circle Bank
  • Clark University
  • Data for Good
  • Edeson Environmental
  • IBM
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • National Diagnostic Services
  • New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York Methodist Hospital
  • Princeton University
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • WomenTech Network

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