Jun 19, 2018  
2017-18 University Bulletin 
    
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics


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John Dooher, Chair
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w - physics.adelphi.edu

Faculty

Professors

John P. Dooher
Martin H. Garrell
Eugene Hecht
Gottipaty N. Rao

Professor Emeritus

Henry F. Ahner

Associate Professor

Sean Bentley

Assistant Professor

Matthew Wright

 

Physics is the study of energy and matter and their interactions. Historically, it has been characterized by the search for simple, unified explanations of phenomena. Its theories, supported by research and expressed in precise, elegant mathematics, yield insight into the nature of the universe. Physics education at Adelphi encompasses all aspects of the discipline, including theoretical physics, classical and modern physics, materials science, lasers, modern optics, and energy studies.

Recognizing the importance of experimental research to students’ intellectual growth, the Department of Physics has completely modernized its instructional and research laboratory facilities over the last few years. Undergraduate research is now a part of the curriculum. A number of undergraduate students participate in research in the department and present the results at national conferences. State-of-the-art research is conducted in lasers, modern optics, quantum and non-linear optics, atom traps, development of trace gas detection techniques employing lasers, holography, flame diagnostics, alternate energy technologies and environmental science.

Transfer Students

Transfer students at any level are accepted into the Physics Department. The number of credits and courses transferable will be determined on an individual basis. Students transferring from an accredited four-year college must spend at least two semesters in residence at the University working toward a degree with a major in physics. Community college transfer students must complete at least 56 credits (approximately two years) in residence working toward a degree with a major in physics.

Scholars Teachers Education Program (STEP)

The Physics Department in association with the Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education offers a unique combined baccalaureate/master’s five year program which allows a student to major in Physics and also fulfill the courses of study in Education. This is an ideal program for students preparing to teach physics at the secondary schools. Please refer to the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education  for further details.

Joint Degree Program in Engineering

The Physics Department offers a joint degree program in engineering with Columbia University.

  • Adelphi University/Columbia University, 3/2 B.A./ B.S. or 4/2 Combined Plan M.S.

Please see the Pre-Professional Preparation section  of this Bulletin, in particular the section on the joint degree in engineering , for more information about this and other joint degree/early assurance programs.

Transfer Students

Transfer students at any level are accepted into the Physics Department. The number of credits and courses transferable will be determined on an individual basis. Students transferring from an accredited four-year college must spend at least two semesters in residence at the University working toward a degree in physics. Community college transfer students must complete at least 56 credits (approximately two years) in residence working toward a degree in physics.

Additional Information

Students majoring in physics for pre-engineering must complete additional course requirements. For details, visit the section on joint degree in engineering .

Programs

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