Programs Overview

The Department of Physics offers undergraduate programs leading to both BS and BA degrees. The Bachelor of Arts program offers a specialization in physics to students desiring a general cultural education. Flexibility in electives also makes it possible to combine a physics major with a concentration in other areas such as acoustics, materials science, oceanography, premedical science, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or business.

In January 1988, the University received State approval to start a Ph.D program in physics and the first doctoral students were admitted in August 1988. The Department is continuing to expand its faculty and research laboratories for this program. the M.S.T. in Physics is also offered and is designed to train physics teachers at secondary and junior level.

In August 2010, the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP) program started. The PSMMP is an interdisciplinary program offering courses, thesis research, and clinical practicum at partners in education hospitals and cancer centers in the area. In 2013 the PSMMP program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).