Welcome to the Physics Department at The College of New Jersey! We invite you to read about our outstanding students and faculty and to explore our program, our facilities, and the opportunities available to our students. If you have questions for us, don’t hesitate to send an email.
The objectives of the physics department are to develop the student’s comprehension of the basic principles of physics, to instill a sense of inquiry in the student, to develop an appreciation of the role of physics in our attempt to understand the universe, and to develop an understanding of its power to deal with problems related to technology and the environment.
The physics major can, by proper choice of electives, prepare for graduate work in physics, astronomy, geophysics, atmospheric science, materials science, environmental science, or professional schools such as medicine or law. Many of our graduates choose to work in industry, public service, or teaching. Physics-secondary education program graduates are certified to teach in NJ high schools.