Physics and Astronomy

Major in Physics and Astronomy!

With major tracks in physics, astronomy, and adolescence education in physics, our graduates emerge from the Physics & Astronomy program at New Paltz with excellent employment potential in industry, teaching, research, and government. Our small class sizes and individual attention are complemented by cutting-edge technology, including a 14-inch Celestron Schmidt reflecting telescope at the Smolen Observatory, as well as a state-of-the-art digital planetarium projector at the campus’ own John R. Kirk Planetarium. Recent undergraduate research projects have included utilization of electro-active polymers for robotics; deviation from NFW dark matter halo projections in elliptical galaxies; and biogenic electric currents in early planarian regeneration. Our graduates go on to attend Ph.D. and master’s programs at the country’s most prestigious universities, as well as teach at a number of high schools in the region.

Recent Physics News:

SUNY New Paltz Receives NSF Grant: Physics & Astronomy Department Chair, Stacie Nunes, represented the College on the grant-writing team.

Contact Information:

Science Hall Room 113
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

Phone: 845-257-3740
Fax: 845-257-3755