SBU's physics major is primarily designed for pre-engineering students, allowing you to complete general education and engineering pre-requisite courses and graduate from SBU with a physics degree while also being equipped for engineering school.
Additionally, the physics degree can be added by any student as a second major. A physics major is a helpful addition if you are pursuing a mathematics or chemistry degree. The physics degree also has a pre-health concentration because studying physics has proven beneficial if you are hoping to gain acceptance into medical school.
SBU is home to the Darrell R. Strait Center for the Integration of Science and Christian Faith, which is intentionally focused on equipping students to study the history and philosophy of science, Biblical hermeneutics, and the integration of science and faith. Faculty encourage discussion of ethical issues that arise in the world of science and challenge students to use their Christian faith as the basis for approaching all issues. SBU believes strongly that science and Christian faith can be integrated and support each other.
As a physics major, you will take a course from the Strait Center, Physics Through the Eyes of Faith, and will have the option to take other Strait Center courses, including Methods of Biblical Interpretation, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
SBU's small class sizes and hands-on approach to academics have opened the door to research projects and internships, allowing me to discover how what I am learning applies in the real world and equipping me with tools I will use for the rest of my career.
SBU physics students have the opportunity to apply for several privately funded scholarships including