Department of

Physics and Astronomy

In the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Hofstra University, students begin by exploring the foundation of physics before moving on to courses in modern physics, mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics.

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The department offers BA and BS majors in physics, a minor in physics, and a minor in astronomy, well as a selection of dual degree programs overlapping with engineering, mathematics, chemistry, and computer science.  The department also offers a master’s degree in Medical Physics.

At Hofstra

The Student Experience

In our department, you'll have access to the resources and opportunities you need to enhance and extend your education.

About the Department

In the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Hofstra University, students begin by exploring the foundation of physics before moving on to courses in modern physics, mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics.

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Your Future

Career Potential

The Physics major at Hofstra University offers unique training, integrating analytic problem-solving with the collection and processing of data, along with the interpretation of data through highly developed mathematical models.  These skills are applicable in a wide variety of professions, from engineering to finance to medicine.  Many of our majors go on to graduate study in physics, engineering, and other STEM disciplines, including medical school.

Contact the Department

Our Office

Room 102 Berliner Hall
516-463-5582

Laurie Kinzer
Senior Executive Secretary

Department Chair

Professor Gregory C. Levine
Room 102C Berliner Hall
516-463-5583