St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
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. 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 IPHY 1620 College Physics II or PHY 1930 University Physics IPHY 1940 University Physics II
PHY 1020 Physics in Words and PicturesPHY 1030 Principles of Contemporary SciencePHY 1060 Introduction to AstronomyPHY 1080 Our PlanetPHY 1090 The Science of WeatherPHY 1120 Energy and EnvironmentPHY 1140 Introduction to Space SciencePHY 1170 Universe: Introduction to Scientific CosmologyPHY 1210 Planet Earth: Form and StructurePHY 1220 Planet Earth: Historical GeologyPHY 1310 Physics of Sound and MusicPHY 1320 Physics of Light and ColorPHY 1340 Renewable Energy and ApplicationsPHY 1410 Introduction to General PhysicsPHY 1430 Introduction to PhysicsPHY 1440; 1450 Physics Theory I; IIPHY 1520 Earth SciencePHY 1530 Time TravelingPHY 1950 Mathematics for Physical SciencePHY 1970 Introduction to Modern PhysicsPHY 2110 Engineering MechanicsPHY 2150 ThermodynamicsPHY 2460 Analytical MechanicsPHY 3100 Biological PhysicsPHY 3210; 3220; 3221 Electricity and Magnetism I; II; LaboratoryPHY 3240 Basic ElectronicsPHY 3250; 3251 Optics; LaboratoryPHY 3270; 3280; 3291 Atomic and Nuclear Physics I; II; LaboratoryPHY 3310 Methods of Theoretical PhysicsPHY 3330 Quantum TheoryPHY 3510 Electrical SystemsPHY 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.
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