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Our primary goal is to prepare you for a career in physics, engineering or teaching. Since many career areas in the field of science are multidisciplinary in nature and involve the solution of mission-oriented problems, our program provides you with a solid background in science and mathematics and the opportunity to select courses that fulfill your personal educational and career goals.
The interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum allows you to design a program to match your interests in such areas as mathematics, chemistry, biophysics, geophysics, computer science, and environmental science. You can accomplish this with either double or single major, or simply by adding a minor to your major in another field.
You will acquire the background necessary to enter industrial research laboratories, go on to pursue graduate degrees, or enter the world of education as a middle or high school teacher.
Visit our about physics page, or our careers in physics page. If you would like even more information on the wonders of physics and career opportunities in physics and engineering, go to our resources page.
Once you've decided that physics or engineering is for you,
Visit the physics faculty directory. Once there, you can click on a faculty member's name to learn what they do and a bit about them. If you have a question about their field of research, send them an e-mail.
You can also learn more about our current SUNY Plattsburgh students by visiting the student profiles page, or find out what some of our former students are doing now by going to our alumni profiles page.
To learn more about our degree programs, you can visit the following pages:
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Thomas.Wolosz@Plattsburgh.edu.
Enjoy the site, and best wishes for your college career.
- Tom Wolosz, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics
Members of the college’s Physics/Engineering Club placed third in a contest of ingenuity, engineering … and pumpkin smashing. They took part in the Second Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival, held Oct. 3 at the Boyden Family Farm in Cambridge, Vt.
“What we use to throw the pumpkin is a trebuchet, which is a medieval catapult, really,” said Sam Wagner, a senior physics/engineering major. “It’s nothing advanced, but it’s still fun for people who enjoy physics to get to actually use some of the equations you learned and some of the concepts – to put it into practice.” Read more.
To one renowned astronomer, a longtime SUNY Plattsburgh treasure shines because of its darkness."It's one of the darkest spots in the United States," Dr. David Levy said of Twin Valleys Educational Center — SUNY Plattsburgh's multi-use outdoor education/ recreation center. The site, he said, is nearly as dark as it was 40 years ago, when he attended Twin Valleys science camps as a teenager.
Twin Valleys' remote location in nearby Lewis, N.Y., has made it an increasingly valuable resource for astronomers because it's relatively free of light pollution. And soon, young astronomers will be able to enjoy the benefits of Twin Valleys without leaving the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The Gerard L. Cutting Pavilion at the David H. Levy Observatory houses a 14-inch telescope that will be accessible on campus via a broadband connection. Read more.
If you would like more information about physics at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Thomas H. Wolosz, Chairperson
Office: Beaumont Hall 207C
Phone: (518) 564-4031
Fax: (518) 564-3169