Physics is the study of matter and energy, and the interaction between the two. It asks big questions: How did the universe begin? How is a star born? What is the densest thing on earth? The B.A. version of our program is perfect for students who plan to work in secondary education, or those who want to study physics but pursue a career in business, law, allied health or other fields. Qualified students participate in federally funded research projects starting their sophomore year. We also have an active Society of Physics Students group, and many students participate in internships and co-ops.
Jose Lopez: Fascinated by Physics
Professor Jose Lopez — an international expert on microplasmas who was named one of New Jersey’s “biggest brains” — on teaching and studying physics at Seton Hall.
Students complete the core Arts and Sciences courses, required physics, math and chemistry classes, and electives that align with their career goals. A department adviser will help you decide which courses you’ll take and the order you’ll take them in, and may even modify the program based on your particular interests or objectives. In each class, you’ll find highly engaged faculty and fellow students — and an illuminating blend of theory and experimentation.
The faculty of the Department of Physics is a community of renowned and active researchers. In one recent year, the Physics faculty produced six peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, 17 papers presented at national and international conferences, two plenary lectures and four invited lectures. Our faculty members also hold prestigious research grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation and regularly include students (both undergraduate and graduate) in their research projects.
As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university - a national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship - with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
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