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Physics Department


In the Physics Department, we focus on the individual. Faculty have an open door policy, and are always willing to help you with your course work, or to help you design and setup research projects. You can also assist faculty with their ongoing research.

Our faculty work closely with both the Computer Science Department through our minor in robotics, and with members of the Environmental Sciences Department through the build and programming of drones for environmental research.

Students interested in pursuing a career in teaching can earn valuable experience by acting as a teaching assistant in introductory physics laboratory classes, or by becoming a docent in the Northcountry Planetarium.

Our B.A., B.S., and 3+2 pre-engineering programs offer many large school opportunities in a small school setting.

Physics and engineering fields make up a number of the top 10 majors leading to well paying and satisfying careers according to Kiplinger’s. So let SUNY Plattsburgh help you get started on a bright future.

  • Laboratory Facilities

    SUNY Plattsburgh recently upgraded its physics teaching laboratories with the renovation of Hudson Hall. New, state of the art Introductory Physics Laboratory equipment coupled with all new networked computers allows physics, physics education and pre-engineering majors to better grasp the concepts which will be the building blocks of their careers.

    An advanced physics laboratory in Beaumont Hall serves the needs of students in intermediate laboratory, electronics, and robotics courses, while a dedicated optics laboratory serves as both a lab for course work and research.

    A new research laboratory in Hudson Hall along with a larger research lab in Beaumont allow students to to part in research activities under the guidance of faculty.

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