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Majoring in Physics or Astrophysics can take you where you want to go!

Physics and astronomy have been taught at Rutgers since its founding, and the Department of Physics & Astronomy is today one of the largest and most prestigious in the School of Arts & Sciences. The program offers several tracks, with excellent preparation for graduate school for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, and options to tailor a degree to provide a good foundation for those interested in medicine, teaching, engineering or other related technical fields.

Jenny Coulter

"I did an about-face. I went into the class thinking I would fail, and came out with an entirely different perspective on math and science"

Jenny Coulter
Class of 2017

Study Physics/Astrophysics


Master basic Physics
Solve essential problems
Frontier Physics research with a faculty member

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Physics or Astrophysics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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