For Prospective Undergraduates

For many, the choice of pursuing a physics degree is both a practical and personal choice. You'll get a chance to learn about the fundamentals of how the universe is put together, from the sub-atomic level to the intergalactic scales. You'll also be a strong candidate for many different jobs and programs after graduation. 

The program at CCNY is designed to help you maximize your chances for success in either direction. Many degree recipients go on to graduate school, while others find great positions around the city and the globe - both groups use their physics toolbox to solve hard problems and improve the state of the world. 

Either way, you'll need to apply to CCNY, if you have not already. You can learn more about that process here: Once admitted, you can start taking classes. To see the full requirements for the BS degree, please take a look at this page that describes our different offerings: Physics Major Concentrations.

physics bachelors after graduation
What to do with your physics degree? The AIP has compiled national data, shown here, that gives the breakdown for where Physics BS students go after finishing their degree. About half take a job, the rest go on to pursue more study in graduate school.

Declaring the Physics Major

To be eligible to declare physics major, you will need have completed PHYS 20700 and PHYS 20800 (as well as the required Math Calculus sequence through MATH 213).