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BS Physics

four or five year program

We offer a BS degree in physics, which can be completed in either four or five years, depending on the number of cooperative education experiences a student chooses to complete. Graduates find employment opportunities with industrial, academic, and governmental agencies or continue their education in master's or doctoral programs in physics or physics-related areas such as astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, atmospheric science, imaging science, and engineering. Students also may prepare for entry into medical, law, or business school.

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Dual Degree:

bs physics / ms materials sciences & engineering

Dual degree: bs physics / ms materials sciences & engineering

Contact: Peter A. Cardegna, Associate Head, Professor
Office: CAR 1260
Phone: 585-475-2535

MS Degree:

astrophysical sciences & technology

MS Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the Earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. The MS program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the Earth, and on the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program, jointly offered by the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Mathematical Sciences, and the Center for Imaging Science, sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.

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Ph.D. Degree:

astrophysical sciences & technology

phd Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

Students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours of study, consisting of at least 27 credit hours of course work and at least 24 credit hours of research. Students may choose to follow one of three tracks: astrophysics, astro-informatics and computational astrophysics (with the option of a concentration in general relativity), and astronomical instrumentation. All students must complete 4 core courses and two semesters of graduate seminar. The remaining course credits are made up from specialty track courses and electives. Students must successfully complete a master's-level research project and pass a written qualifying examination prior to embarking on the dissertation research project.

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