Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science


Camden College of Arts and Sciences

About Physics

Discoveries in physics have had a major impact on all science and engineering fields. Quantum mechanics, for example, has transformed chemistry and is now extending our understanding of biology. Developments in condensed matter physics, such as the transistor and the invention of the laser, have become the foundation of electronics and communications. More recently, physics has contributed to the field of biology by providing a vital framework for predictive modeling and new instrumentation.

A physics curriculum provides the knowledge of fundamental science needed for a deep understanding of these ideas. A degree in physics opens a rich diversity of options to the graduating student.

Rutgers-Camden’s Department of Physics offers a flexible degree program to its majors. Students will be prepared for both graduate study and industrial employment. In the classroom, they will receive well-rounded exposure to classical and modern physics. For practical training, the department is equipped with advanced materials characterization equipment, lasers, optics, and vacuum equipment. Students with an interest in Computational Biophysics can even access high performance computing facilities under the supervision of faculty.

Sample Courses

  • Elements of Physics I & II
  • Introductory Physics Laboratory I & II
  • Introduction to Scientific Programming
  • Topics in Physics I & II
  • General Physics I & II
  • Elements of Modern Physics
  • Is the Universe Elegant?

Degrees and Options

  • Major (B.A.) Major (B.S.)
  • Minor