• Physics

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    Physics studies fundamental properties of matter and thus is arguably the most basic of all sciences. The goal of the Physics Department at Stern College for Women is to expose students to the diversity of problems and problem-solving techniques that can be used far beyond the scope of the physical sciences.

    The department offers three majors: a BA. in physics, a BA in physical sciences and BA in pre-engineering.

    Students majoring in physics gain the foundational knowledge of physics and mathematics, as well as experience in a number of modern research techniques. These skills are required for careers as diverse as scientific research, engineering, medicine and financial analysis. Students may also choose to pursue graduate studies in physical sciences or engineering.

    Physical sciences majors learn methods of solving different problems of the natural world. This major prepares students jobs in many technical fields, or they may choose to continue in a school of engineering or a graduate program in science or engineering.

    The major in pre-engineering is part of combined plans in engineering with Columbia University and The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Under these plans, the student completes a BA at Yeshiva University and a BS at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in five years or an MS in six years. The Stony Brook program allows students to obtain the BE or, in some cases, the ME in five years.

    For more information, please contact Professor Anatoly Frenkel, anatoly.frenkel@yu.edu.

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