Welcome to the Physics Department!

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The Department of Physics at Southern Connecticut State University offers bachelor's and master's degrees with versatile program options for students wishing to focus on applied physics, engineering, teaching, and/or the path to becoming a professional physicist.  Coursework and research is led by an energetic and accomplished group of seven full-time and six adjunct faculty members.  The department continues to grow in size and offerings with more than 80 undergraduate physics majors and a graduate program serving nearly 20.  The department has received significant grant awards, continues to acquire cutting edge research instrumentation and looks forward with great enthusiasm to occupying the entirely new, state-of-the-art science building now under construction.

The Department faculty members are active in research, with on-campus laboratories in Nanotechnology, Photonics, Computational Physics, and Low Temperature E&M. Department faculty also have ongoing work at leading national facilities such as Brookhaven National Lab and Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Research interests of the faculty encompass areas as diverse as physics education, materials science, quantum phenomena, astrophysics, fiber optics, and high-temperature superconductivity.

Many of the research activities in the Department are funded with external research grants.

The Physics faculty are also actively involved in public outreach, including work to promote science education in Connecticut public schools and other activities.

If you are curious about how the universe works, if you like to tinker and explore, if you get a charge out of solving problems, then you are interested in Physics. Come discover the beauty and power of the foundation science at Southern! 

Department of Physics
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street  
New Haven, Ct 06515 
Main Office: Jennings 108 
Phone: (203) 392-6450

For a brief history of recent activities in the Physics Department, please click here.