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Why become a Physics Major at the City College of New York?

 Are you curious, unconventional and ambitious? Do you accept nothing unchallenged and like to ask the whys and hows for everything? Are you intrigued about faraway galaxies and quantum particles? If yes, then you have what it takes to become a physics major at the City College of New York.

Physicists in the 21st century sail out for a great adventure that reaches the very limits of the universe as we know it. From subatomic particles to the structure of the cosmos, an array of challenges and opportunities open up for those with the skills and imagination to explore the frontiers of the physical world. A course of studies in physics will make you an insider in all the excitement and will leave you with the knowledge, skills and intellectual confidence to excel in physics or anything else under the sun!

The Physics Department of the City College of New York offers an exciting range of options and possibilities for undergraduate studies. Our students receive an education and hands-on research experience that is second to none and are launched into outstanding scientific or professional careers.

Congratulations to Physics Bachelor of Science Graduates, May 2014

The following Physics Majors received the degree of Bachelor of Science on May 30, 2014.  Congratulations!
Jesse Evan Balgley**, Standard Physics
Robert Nkumde Bararwandika, Biomedical Physics
Tai-Danae Bradley***, Standard Physics, double major in Mathematics
Harry Charalambous*, Standard Physics
Richard W. Crandall***, Standard Physics
Haiming Deng*, Standard Physics
Benjamin C. Diamond, Standard Physics
Richard Gozali*, Materials Science
Zabir Hossain, Standard Physics
Ahamed Jubair*, Standard Physics
Brian Leibowitz, Standard Physics
Richard G. Monge**, Secondary Education, Physics
Ashique Rahman**, Standard Physics
Peeter Sorra*, Standard Physics
Alan Stern, Biomedical Physics
Nayamot Ullah, Standard Physics
Joseph E. Weiner, Standard Physics
* = Cum laude; ** = Magna cum laude; *** = Summa cum laude 

Mohammed Sabha received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Physics.


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