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What You’ll Study

Are you curious about how the world works? Want to deepen your understanding of the principles of nature? Scientific inquiry lies at the heart of your education at Queens. Develop your analytical, computational, and experimental skills so you can tackle any problem from the subatomic to the intergalactic.

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Through small classes and ample research opportunities, you have the freedom to tailor your education so that you can rise to any occasion. Whether you add coding or prototyping courses or develop research projects that push our knowledge of the world a little further, your professors are on hand to support your efforts. In both traditional classes and the labs, faculty are ready to teach, peek over your shoulder as you experiment, and direct any individualized research projects you can imagine.  

How Can You Use This Degree?

A Physics degree will open many doors, both real and theoretical. In addition to research roles, many physics graduates work in a range of industries such as:  

  • Finance
  • Education 
  • Healthcare 
  • Materials Science
  • Technology 
  • Computing & Information Technology 

Highlighted Courses

  • Electronics and Physical Computing (PHY 232) 
  • Investigations in Physics (PHY 300) 
  • Foundations of Modern Physics (PHY 311) 
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (PHY 331) 

Program Contact

Michael Tarabek, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair,  Mathematics and Physics Department

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