Degrees Granted
BA, BS, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Gain the tools, training and experience you need to launch a successful career in many different science and technology fields.

Why Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Physics?

With a focus on problem-solving and analytical thinking, physics gives you a truly 21st-century skill set. Our physics students have gone on to become successful engineers (civil, biomedical, electrical or mechanical), researchers, computational scientists and teachers.

Why Major in Physics at Adelphi?

  • Receive one-on-one attention in small classes from exceptional professors who are committed to your success.
  • Conduct research in cutting-edge facilities on campus and present your findings at conferences nationwide.
  • Tailor your degree to your interests and goals, then graduate prepared to chart your own unique career path.

An Adelphi student and associate professor Matthew Wright PhD solving physics equations together.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our physics graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Starting from day one, I knew I’d found a family in the physics department at Adelphi. The professors were invested in seeing us succeed and helped us customize our program of study. Being able to fulfill my dual passions for physics and athletics made my Adelphi experience one I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.

Jose Velasquez ’18 BS in Physics

Minor & Joint Degree Options

Minor in Physics

The minor in physics is designed to provide a solid foundation in introductory physics and elective courses, chosen in consultation with an adviser, to broaden your foundation in related technical fields. The minor in physics is an especially relevant complement for students majoring in Adelphi’s math, computer science, chemistry and biology programs.

Joint Degree Options

Physics majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing a joint degree in engineering.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Adelphi students have many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom and forge valuable professional connections. Our students participate in internship opportunities at leading universities and national laboratories, including Brookhaven National Lab, where our students regularly hold internship positions investigating scientific puzzles like renewable fuels and subatomic particles.

We also facilitate opportunities with some of our Industrial Board members, including:

Students will also have the opportunity to apply for the Horace McDonell Fellowship, a paid internship that allows students to do summer research with an Adelphi faculty mentor.

State-of-the-Art Technology

As a student in Adelphi’s Department of Physics, you’ll gain access to a range of state-of-the-art labs and equipment to advance your learning.

  • Quantum and nonlinear optics laboratory
  • Large holography and laser optics laboratory with a one-meter spectrometer
  • Trace gas analysis research laboratory
  • Light instructional laboratory
  • Modern physics instructional laboratory
  • Electronics instructional laboratory
  • First-year physics computerized instructional laboratory
  • Student computer lab
  • Laser cooling and trapping laboratory

  • Student computer lab
  • Machine shop with a Bridgeport milling machine, lathe, drill presses, power saws and other machining equipment
  • More than 10 optical tables
  • Extensive computerized instructional experiments
  • A variety of lasers, including argon ion, titanium:sapphire, various diode, dye, He:Ne and krypton ion
  • Precision optics
  • Ultra-high vacuum systems

Adelphi’s observatory, located on the roof of Blodgett Hall, features a Meade 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a GPS alignment and tracking mechanism that can automatically align and focus on more than 145,000 celestial objects.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Blodgett Hall 002A

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