We offer undergraduate majors in physics and applied physics and a graduate program (MS/Ph.D.) in applied physics at Rutgers-Newark. Courses are offered in partnership with the physics department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. We have laboratory facilities for isotopic laser spectroscopy, excimer physics, advanced magnetic resonance techniques and surface physics. Theoretical and experimental research of our faculty has been funded by the National Science Foundation, by the Office of Naval Research and by industry. Interdisciplinary research is available in collaborations with faculties at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly UMDNJ) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
How You Will Learn
The program in physics is designed to enable a major to graduate with a sound and thorough preparation in fundamental physics. The student is prepared for subsequent graduate study in physics and for employment in physics or an allied field at a level commensurate with a good undergraduate physics background. The applied physics program is offered jointly by the physics departments at Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). It is designed to provide students with a broad background in physics and, at the same time, to relate that background to work in many high-technology industries, such as microelectronics, laser technology, and systems design/control. On a competitive basis, interested and qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research within the department and in undergraduate research programs organized or sponsored by the American Institute of Physics and the National Science Foundation. The physics major will prepare for undergraduate programs or selected course work in the areas of pre-medicine, pre-business, and pre-law. It will provide excellent credentials and background for entrance into professional programs in these fields. The program also prepares students for graduate studies in applied physics or, with some additional courses for specific requirements, in engineering or computer science. Students in the field of education will be able to obtain a certification for high school teaching in the area of physical science.