Major in Physics

You Belong Here

You’re curious about the world around you. You look at life through a scientific lens. You’re fascinated by questions about the Universe—and our place within it. Physics may be the major for you.


Degree Options (B.A. and B.S.)

Why UC?

Utica College's physics major offers a robust introduction to the science of the physical world. From the basic structure of atoms and matter to the complex interactions of galaxies, our program provides students with an opportunity to explore the fundamental nature of the physical universe. With an accomplished faculty and an individualized learning environment, the UC physics program is an excellent choice for students considering graduate school as well as careers in research, teaching, engineering, or other areas that demand a strong foundation in physical science.

Learn more about UC physics faculty.

What You’ll Learn

UC’s flexible program fits a broad range of professional outcomes, with options for both bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science degree - designed for students planning on attending graduate school and on careers in research or engineering;
  • Bachelor of Arts degree - designed for students planning to work in business or government in positions requiring a background in the physical sciences, and for students planning on teaching physics or physical science in primary or secondary school.

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Over the last decade the College has added more than $250,000 in new instrumentation to the program with substantial help from the National Science Foundation and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.


A Degree that Works

UC's physics major provides foundational preparation for career opportunities in

  • Research and Development
  • Engineering
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Teaching

Recent graduates of the physics program have gone on to complete advanced degrees (in physics or engineering) at a number of nationally renowned universities including Syracuse University, the University of Pittsburgh, SUNY Albany, Clarkson, and others. Graduates of the physics program have taken leadership positions at:

  • Air Force Research Lab
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • James Madison University
  • ConMed Corporation
  • INFICON, Inc

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better" 

- Albert Einstein

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