Undergraduate Program of Applied Physics

Students on Newark Campus.The applied physics program is offered jointly by the physics departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–Newark (FAS–N) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). It is designed to provide students with a broad background in physics and, at the same time, to relate that background to work in many high-technology industries, such as microelectronics, laser technology, and systems design/control.

The program also prepares students for graduate studies in applied physics or, with some additional courses for specific requirements, in engineering or computer science.

Sign for Olsen Hall and Smith Hall.The applied physics program consists of a common core of basic physics and mathematics courses and currently offers two tracks, one in computational physics and one in microelectronics. The computational physics track addresses industry’s current need for personnel in scientific computing, software design, modeling, and simulation. The microelectronics track augments standard training in microchip engineering with the fundamental physics and mathematics underlying the technology necessary for research and development.

Applied Physics Major Course Requirements

Newark College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Catalog

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