"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
— Carl Sagan
As the most fundamental of the sciences, physics offers insights into some of the most profound questions about our Universe. The quest to understand the laws that govern natural phenomena also drives practical advancements in technology and engineering. In fact it has been said that the physics of today is the engineering of tomorrow. At Fredonia, students learn the tools necessary for a diverse number of career paths including scientific research, engineering, and education.
The physics department offers a wide range of programs which allows you to choose a path that best suits your strengths, interests, and career goals. (link to programs) Our faculty strive to provide you with an academically rigorous education within a personalized and collaborative setting. There are many opportunities for independent study and research with faculty. An active student club provides additional research experiences, travel opportunities to conferences, and social events. Some students also engage in internships with businesses and national laboratories.By developing strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, our graduates have traditionally done very well in finding good jobs and succeeded in graduate school in a variety of disciplines, including medicine and law as well as physics and engineering. We encourage you to contact and visit us.