Physical Science is a flexible major that can include physics, chemistry, and mathematics. It is a desirable path for pre-medical and other pre-health professional studies. Very often, this is taken as a second major along with a major in Biology.
The Physical Science program at St. John's University offers three interdisciplinary program tracks, offering you opportunities in various fields in engineering and the sciences.
Each of these tracks will train you for positions in industry or for further graduate study, opening up opportunities in growing fields and a technological market. Through the Physical Science program at St. John's, you gain the technological, analytical, and communication skills you need for success.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please contact Undergraduate Admission.
To earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Physical Science, you complete 120 credits, including core, major, and elective requirements. The major requirements are outlined below. For more information about the courses listed below, please see the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of our Undergraduate Bulletin.
You complete an additional 23 credits, chosen from among the following program tracks:
*PHY1970 is not required for Mechatronics. It can be substituted for PHY 2110 Engineering Mechanics.
23 credits from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
St. John’s University is widely known for the success of its alumni. Forbes.com lists the University among its top 15 institutions in terms of graduates’ earning power. And a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal ranks St. John’s among 100 Top colleges and universities that are “most likely to help students land a job in key careers . . . that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of job satisfaction.”
Students also may choose from a wide variety of student activities which are specific to the major as well as student clubs and organizations that enhance their academic studies, including the Math Club and the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society.
Other resources include high-tech classrooms, a 1.7 million-volume University Library, and facilities like the Staten Island Campus DaSilva Academic Center and Queens Campus D’Angelo Center.
You also enjoy the many cultural and professional benefits accruing from St. John’s New York location, including the faculty and Career Services's relationships with leading business and educational resources throughout the area.
You can further expand your educational and experiential horizons with a Global Education at St. John's.
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The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry provides you with a comprehensive curriculum that prepares you for graduate school or a career in health, or the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic industries.
The program gives students a thorough understanding of the scientific theory and advanced laboratory research techniques vital to success in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students also receive valuable internship experience in this revolutionary field.
Biologists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers an intensive, accelerated combined degree program leading to both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years of full-time study.
The Ph.D. program in Biology at St. John’s delivers comprehensive knowledge of the biological sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Biology at St. John’s delivers comprehensive knowledge of biological sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
St. John’s University admits selected academically talented high school seniors as biology majors and, simultaneously, to candidacy for admission to the professional Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) program at SUNY College of Optometry. Admission to this accelerated program may allow you to graduate with both B.S. and O.D. degrees in only seven years, rather than the usual eight.
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The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences provides an interdisciplinary academic program of study that fosters competencies in areas related to biomedical sciences, health sciences, as well as core competencies in the liberal arts and sciences and prepares students for health professions and graduate programs.
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As a Chemistry major, you will graduate with a wide array of career possibilities in the chemical, environmental, health, and pharmaceutical industries.
The Department of Chemistry offers an intensive, accelerated, combined degree program leading to both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in five years of full time study.
The widely-respected Master of Science (M.S.) program in Chemistry at St. John’s will prepare you for a career in industry, education, government laboratories, or private research, or to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.
The M.S. in Computational Biology and Biostatistics at St. John’s University answers a growing demand for data analysts, data curators, database developers, statisticians, mathematical modelers, bioinformaticians, and software developers with training in both computer science and biology.
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Sustainability is a growing field in both the public and private sectors. The Master of Arts in Environmental Sustainability and Decision Making at St. John’s will prepare you for opportunities in a rapidly evolving global community that spans the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Environmental Sustainability and Decision-Making integrates coursework from across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, among others to prepare you for opportunities in a rapidly evolving global community.
Neuroscience is the branch of the sciences that studies the relationship between the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of nerves, nervous tissue, and diseases. Through the Master of Science (M.S.) in Neuroscience at St. John’s , you can prepare for a career in this growing interdisciplinary field.
The combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Physics and Business Administration offers highly-motivated students the opportunity to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
The Department of Physics at St. John's University offers three Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Physical Science, as well as a minor in Physics.
Physics is a demanding but rewarding major that leads to an exciting array of career opportunities, as well as further graduate study.
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