This sequence is for individuals intending to have careers in
physics. Usually these students continue in graduate education
toward masters or doctoral degrees. It is a demanding but rewarding
The program prepares majors with the necessary technical
knowledge and skills, intellectual curiosity, and ethical awareness
to become life long learners who contribute to society.
This program will prepare graduates to:
Demonstrate understanding and application
of fundamental physical laws and concepts.
- Apply fundamental physical principles to the solution of
problems presented in mathematical and verbal forms.
- Calculate standard problems in fundamental subjects including
mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, wave motion
and modern physics.
- Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory procedures.
Communicate scientific work effectively in
writing and speaking.
- Write accurate and analytical laboratory reports.
- Analyze and respond effectively to qualitative questions.
- Present effective oral and written reports in course and
Utilize computers for computation and
- Perform computer-assisted calculations to solve differential
equations and sets of linear equations.
- Demonstrate ability to model physical systems digitally.
Demonstrate preparedness for transition to
the next career step.
- Explore and report career options
- Explore and report opportunities for specialized training
- Determine graduate school and/or professional school
requirements and possible future options
Demonstrate the ability to participate in
society as a scientifically literate citizen
- Apply concepts and viewpoints to world issues and various
aspects of life utilizing scientific thought, reasoning and
- Recognize major emerging societal issues in order to be in a
position to contribute to resolution of future challenges.
Office of Admission
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
1 (888) 9STJOHNS