Gain the tools, training and experience you need to launch a successful career in many different science and technology fields.
Why Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Physics?
With a focus on problem-solving and analytical thinking, physics gives you a truly 21st-century skill set. Our physics students have gone on to become successful engineers (civil, biomedical, electrical or mechanical), researchers, computational scientists and teachers.
Why Major in Physics at Adelphi?
- Receive one-on-one attention in small classes from exceptional professors who are committed to your success.
- Conduct research in cutting-edge facilities on campus and present your findings at conferences nationwide.
- Tailor your degree to your interests and goals, then graduate prepared to chart your own unique career path.
Real Stories from Adelphi Students and Alumni
Check out what students and alumni have to say about the Adelphi Physics experience.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Physics?
With a focus on problem solving and analytical thinking, physics gives you a truly 21st-century skill set. Our physics students have gone on to become successful engineers (civil, biomedical, electrical or mechanical), researchers, computational scientists and teachers.
Minor & Joint Degree Options
Minor in Physics
The minor in physics is designed to provide a solid foundation in introductory physics and elective courses, chosen in consultation with an adviser, to broaden your foundation in related technical fields. The minor in physics is an especially relevant complement for students majoring in Adelphi’s math, computer science, chemistry and biology programs.
Joint Degree Options
Physics majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing a joint degree in engineering.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded Adelphi University and Principal Investigator Andrea Ward, PhD, associate provost for research and special projects, a $2.49 million grant for the “Ensuring STEM Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program.”
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
Adelphi students have many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom and forge valuable professional connections. Our students participate in internship opportunities at leading universities and national laboratories, including Brookhaven National Lab, where our students regularly hold internship positions investigating scientific puzzles like renewable fuels and subatomic particles.
We also facilitate opportunities with some of our Industrial Board members, including:
- American Institute of Physics Publishing
- Brookhaven National Lab
- NYU Winthrop
- Photonics Industries International
Students will also have the opportunity to apply for the Horace McDonell Fellowship, a paid internship that allows students to do summer research with an Adelphi faculty mentor.
As a student in Adelphi’s Department of Physics, you’ll gain access to a range of state-of-the-art labs and equipment to advance your learning.
- Quantum and nonlinear optics laboratory
- Large holography and laser optics laboratory with a one-meter spectrometer
- Trace gas analysis research laboratory
- Light instructional laboratory
- Modern physics instructional laboratory
- Electronics instructional laboratory
- First-year physics computerized instructional laboratory
- Student computer lab
- Laser cooling and trapping laboratory
- Student computer lab
- Machine shop with a Bridgeport milling machine, lathe, drill presses, power saws and other machining equipment
- More than 10 optical tables
- Extensive computerized instructional experiments
- A variety of lasers, including argon ion, titanium:sapphire, various diode, dye, He:Ne and krypton ion
- Precision optics
- Ultra-high vacuum systems
Adelphi’s observatory, located on the roof of Blodgett Hall, features a Meade 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a GPS alignment and tracking mechanism that can automatically align and focus on more than 145,000 celestial objects.
To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:
Awards & Recognition