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Physics Minor



The Department of Physics at St. John's University offers three Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in PhysicsMathematical Physics, and Physical Science, as well as a minor in Physics. We also offer combined B.S./M.B.A. programs that allow you to complete both degrees within five years. Our courses cover a wide range of topics including electricity and magnetism, quantum theory, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. The St. John's chapters of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society, sponsor events like “Arduino Mondays” and “Fun Lab Fridays” that engage the community in physics-related activities. Our faculty members are dedicated to your education in and beyond the classroom. All have active research programs, which are supported by various grants and fellowships. 

The Department of Physics offers a minor sequence for undergraduate students who wish to supplement their major fields of study with additional background in physical science. Students in Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Education majors may be especially interested in the Physics minor.



PHY 1610 College Physics I
PHY 1620 College Physics II or PHY 1930 University Physics I
PHY 1940 University Physics II


PHY 1020 Physics in Words and Pictures
PHY 1030 Principles of Contemporary Science
PHY 1060 Introduction to Astronomy
PHY 1080 Our Planet
PHY 1090 The Science of Weather
PHY 1120 Energy and Environment
PHY 1140 Introduction to Space Science
PHY 1170 Universe: Introduction to Scientific Cosmology
PHY 1210 Planet Earth: Form and Structure
PHY 1220 Planet Earth: Historical Geology
PHY 1310 Physics of Sound and Music
PHY 1320 Physics of Light and Color
PHY 1340 Renewable Energy and Applications
PHY 1410 Introduction to General Physics
PHY 1430 Introduction to Physics
PHY 1440; 1450 Physics Theory I; II
PHY 1520 Earth Science
PHY 1530 Time Traveling
PHY 1950 Mathematics for Physical Science
PHY 1970 Introduction to Modern Physics
PHY 2110 Engineering Mechanics
PHY 2150 Thermodynamics
PHY 2160 Thermal and Statistical Physics
PHY 2460 Analytical Mechanics
PHY 3100 Biological Physics
PHY 3210; 3220; 3221 Electricity and Magnetism I; II; Laboratory
PHY 3240 Basic Electronics
PHY 3250; 3251 Optics; Laboratory
PHY 3270; 3280; 3291 Atomic and Nuclear Physics I; II; Laboratory
PHY 3310 Methods of Theoretical Physics
PHY 3330 Quantum Theory
PHY 3350 Semiconductor Device Physics
PHY 3510 Electrical Systems
PHY 3520 Networks

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html.  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

St. John's University Crest

Mostafa Sadoqi, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

St. Albert Hall, Room B-40
[email protected]