Physics is the study of the most fundamental laws governing our universe. LIU Brooklyn’s Department of Physics offers courses that cover the essential subjects necessary for a comprehensive understanding of these basic physical laws. Topics addressed include classical mechanics, energy and its conservation, electromagnetism, optics, relativity, and atomic and nuclear physics. Relevance to such areas as climate change, space exploration, alternative energies and nuclear radiation are also examined. Our world-renowned faculty members are currently engaged in such research areas as theoretical high energy physics and observational radio astronomy.
The Physics Department at LIU-Brooklyn offers a 120-credit Bachelors of Science in Physics. In addition to the standard Physics BS program the department also offers a 120-credit Bachelors of Science in Physics with a career concentration in either Health Science or Quantitative Finance. The standard Physics BS program is appropriate for students that want a broad understanding of physics and are considering graduate study in the field. However, the study of physics is the first step down a diverse number of career paths. Many medical and financial professionals began their careers in physics. The analytical skills developed in physics are applicable to any setting in which problem solving is required. The career concentrations are designed to serve students with professional aspirations in the medical and financial fields. Both concentrations share a group of common courses. These cover topics in mechanics, thermodynamics/statistical physics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics and modern physics. Courses beyond this common group were crafted to provide a concentration in quantitative finance or health science.
|Physics 20||The Physical Universe||Required of all liberal arts students||4 credits,1 semester|
|Physics 27||Physics for Pharmacists||Pre-requisite for pharmacy program||4 credits, 1 semester|
|Physics 31 and Physics 32||General Physics||Required of all pre-med and science majors||4 credits each, 2 semesters|