Department of Physics Undergraduate Academics
Department of Physics graduates have a range of exciting career opportunities in areas like chemistry, life science, engineering, environmental science, and academia.
Real-World Experience and Hands-On Projects
Our department offers a variety of clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities that will help you develop both personally and professionally. Learn about them below, and how Stevens prepared some of our brightest graduates for their futures.
Clubs and Organizations
The Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science offers key resources for students interested in a degree in physics, including student organizations that provide invaluable support to assist them in taking practical, actionable steps toward the future they envision. Learn more abut the Stevens Society of Physics Students (SPS).
Senior Design Projects
In Senior Design, you'll work together with a design team made up of three to five students to develop innovative design solutions for an optical engineering project. Teams work with professional industry mentors to establish goals, schedules, and deliverables. Projects conclude at the end of the spring semester during the annual Innovation Expo and are judged by faculty and experts in a highly competitive and fun environment.
At Stevens, undergraduate students have the opportunity to travel as they pursue their research passions abroad, gaining global perspectives on technology like quantum computing.
Stevens undergraduate physicist Kaitlin Gili was accepted to Caltech and Oxford doctoral programs. She also launched a nonprofit to mentor women in STEM and was chosen as one of Stevens' '40 under 40' list of top young alumni.
Engineering Cooperative Education
Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program The Stevens Cooperative Education Program, or Co-op, is a five-year educational program, which provides engineering and science students with the opportunity to alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to the student's academic major and career interests. The Co-op program is designed to provide experiences that prepare students to connect their academic studies with the world of work, explore career interests and clarify goals.
Accelerated Master's Program
Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables you to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.
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Center for Student Success
Supporting the overall Stevens strategic goal of excellence in all we do, each department at Stevens has its own Center for Student Success – a holistic student resource center committed to promoting the success and retention of its undergraduate students.
As a student, your advising needs evolve through the course of study, and the department's Center for Student Success focuses on facilitating a positive experience at each stage of the undergraduate program.
Incoming New Students
First Years (First Semester and Transfers)
In your first semester, you'll engage in activities and support designed to introduce you to and familiarize you with the department's community, your academic advisors, and the academic and social support structure available to ensure your success and well-being. You'll meet other students, faculty members, and experience ways to integrate yourself into the student body.
Second year student activities are designed to bridge theory with practice and encourage your professional development through initial exposure to upcoming professional choices, like co-op and internship assignments, research experiences, international opportunities, electives and specialization options, and professional society memberships.
In your third year, your student-advisor relationship will shift from group activities to individually-focused strategy sessions about post-graduation options like graduate school or industry, selecting a final co-op assignment, and picking a senior capstone project.
In your senior year, you'll complete and present your senior capstone project. The culmination of your education is the successful preparation for the next step in your careers: graduate school or industry employment. Many students end up working for companies they interned with or collaborated on industry-sponsored projects during their capstone. The Stevens Career Center also offers numerous opportunities to network via career fairs and faculty mentors often help students gain industry connections.
Visit the department's "About" page to find your academic advisor.