The physics bachelor of science program gives a broad background in the fundamental concepts and applications of physics. This background is appropriate for graduate school, or scientific employment in physics or physics-related fields.
This program offers an ideal combination of basic and applied science. Students in the cooperative "Three-Two" physics-engineering program attend Buffalo State for three years pursuing a liberal arts curriculum in physics. After three years, students transfer to the engineering school and complete the requirements for an engineering degree in two more years. After five years of study, students receive two bachelor's degrees—a bachelor of science in physics from Buffalo State and an engineering degree from the engineering school.
The physics bachelor of arts program provides a good concentration in physics courses and a broad distribution in the liberal arts. This program is designed for technical or technically related graduate school studies or employment.
Physics Education, B.S.
Physics Education (7-12), B.S., M.S.
Physics Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension), B.S., Certification Only
The secondary education physics program leads to a New York State Certificate of Qualification for teaching both physics and general science in grades 7-12.
The physics minor is intended for students in technical or engineering related fields who want to enhance their science backgrounds. It may also be of interest to students who want to strengthen their preparedness for graduate study in a science or related field.
This new program is for physics teachers and includes an alternate certification program. The Physics Department offers two M.S.Ed. degree programs:
- one designed for currently certified professional teachers who wish to add physics teaching as a second certification area
- one designed for career changing science and engineering professionals who wish to become New York State physics teachers through a two year alternative certification process (involving two years of full-time work as a transitionally certified high school physics teacher).
Learn more about the master's programs for physics teachers.