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Prospective Students

Welcome Prospective Students

Why Major in Physics & Engineering Physics at Fordham University?
Student Data At-A-Glance
  • Approximately 75 Physics / Engineering Physics Majors
  • Average of 25 incoming students each year and growing
  • Graduate 12-15 Majors per year
  • High placement rate for both graduate/professional schools and industry

Why should you major in physics?

Benefits of the Fordham Physics/Engineering Physics Program
  • Faculty and class size: Our distinguished faculty are a diverse mix of theorists and experimentalists. Class sizes are small, and the quality of instruction is superb. Our students receive individual attention at all levels, and all classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. All classes are taught in Freeman Hall in state of the art "Smart Rooms".
  • Research opportunities: All students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research. Projects vary by professor, and new opportunities are constantly arising. Faculty are eager to share their expertise, and involvement in research at the undergraduate level prepares our students for the professional world. It also gives them the opportunity to cultivate references for internships, jobs, and graduate school applications.
  • Mentoring: Upper class Physics majors are strongly encouraged to join our tutoring program when they have the opportunity to assist freshmen and sophmores physics and non-physics majors alike.
  • Instruction: Our upperclass majors are able to experience the other side of class by working for the department as class graders and introductory laboratory assistants.
  • Versatility: No matter where you want to go, you can get there from here. Not only is physics interesting and exciting, it is a field that keeps your options open. Physics majors have a reputation for quantitative aptitude and strong problem solving abilities. Combined with the solid work ethic necessary to succeed in our physics curriculum, it is these skills that allow our majors to thrive in so many different areas.
  • Career opportunities: Our students go on to careers and advanced study in physics, engineering, medicine, business, and law. Below is a brief list of companies and graduate schools that have accepted our students.
Graduate Schools Companies and Institutions
Cambridge University
Columbia University
Drexel University
Stanford University
SUNY Stony Brook
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Las Angeles
University of Southern California
The University of Pennsylvania
The University of Texas at Austin
Virginia Tech
Con Edison
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Inductotherm Corp.
Lockheed Martin
Misonix, Inc.
Pall Corp.
Rowland Institute, Harvard University
Teach For America
United States Navy

Still unsure? Whether you are a prospective student or are a current student thinking of changing majors, we will work with you to design a course of study that fits your needs. If you would like to speak with a professor or a current physics major, please contact the department.

Contact Physics & Engineering Physics Department
Freeman Hall 208
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458 - 5198
T: 718-817-4175
F: 718-817-4167

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