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Prospective Students

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, 2014-2015

September 2014
Marshall C. Benitez    Standard Physics
Stephen Bhagroo        Biomedical Physics
Ahamed A. Jubair    Standard Physics
Samuel Reuben Nuzbrokh    Applied Physics Materials Science
Edwin J. Ramirez    Applied Physics Materials Science

February 2015
Rodolfo Rodriguez    Standard Physics
Rezlind    Bushati        Standard Physics
Luka Skarica        Applied Physics Materials Science
Christopher Smith    Applied Physics Materials Science

May 2015
Rajshekhar Basak    *Macaulay Honors College Standard Physics
Raubern    Totanes        *Macaulay Honors College Biomedical Physics
Aleksandr Ayrapetov    Standard Physics
Ougni Chakraborty    *Standard Physics
Charles    S. Cohen    Standard Physics
Richard    W. Crandall    Standard Physics
Ali H. Eltareb        *Biomedical Physics
James Krellenstein    Standard Physics
Matthew    E. Matzelle    Standard Physics
Veeshan    T. Narinesingh    Standard Physics

*Graduating with Research Honors

  Physics Alumni



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