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“ I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. ”
- Felix Bloch

The Department of Physics at Queens College welcomes students to a rigorous academic and research environment. We offer a range of opportunities for learning physics and a B.A., B.Sc., and M.A. in physics and a B.A. in Applied Physics. The Pre-engineering degree program allows students to automatically transfer to Columbia University after completing the physics major requirements with a 3.3 GPA. The Professional Masters in Photonics degree provides advanced technical training to students interested in careers in the rapidly developing photonics industry.

The department faculty is composed of renowned research-active physicists representing the City University of New York's cluster expertise in photonics research. We maintain the department’s strong physics tradition by advancing the frontiers of knowledge of random, nano- and micro- structures and films, metamaterials, and biophysics. Many of our alumni have gone on to become dedicated faculty and researchers at other institutions.