The Department of Physics offers programs of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. The department provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the laws governing the behavior of matter. The intimate relationship between theory and experiment, and the open, dynamic character of physics are stressed. Topics of current interest in fundamental physics and modern technology receive special emphasis. Students majoring in physics may choose one of the following three options:
- For students desiring a conventional program in physics to be followed by graduate work in physics or a related field;
- For those who intend to seek employment in industry or government, or those considering a career in secondary education; or
- Five-Year Dual-Degree Program This program, ideal for technically oriented students, is conducted jointly with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and leads to a B.S. degree in physics from Seton Hall University and a B.S. degree in biomedical, mechanical, electrical, industrial, computer or civil engineering from NJIT. Students spend three years at Seton Hall and two years at NJIT. The sequence and diversity of courses for all students will be worked out in consultation with a department adviser who may modify the program in view of each student’s background and objectives.