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Computational Physics students gain hands-on experience solving real-world problems

Computational Physics

Offered by: Physics and Engineering

The Computational Physics program at SRU will prepare you for exciting careers in science, technology, software engineering, and the gaming industry. You'll also be prepared for graduate-level study in areas like physics, astronomy, engineering, business, and medicine. In this program, you'll master computer programming and the relevant sciences and mathematics, and understand how computer simulations connect the two. You'll learn through a hands-on curriculum and cutting-edge computing technologies.

Why Choose Computational Physics?

The accelerated growth in the power and speed of computing technologies we're currently witnessing promises to be a driving force behind advances in science, engineering, technology, economics, and medicine in the next several decades. There will be an unprecedented demand for science graduates with a background in high-performance and scientific computing. If being an innovator in this field sounds exciting to you, the Computational Physics program at SRU is an ideal pathway to a meaningful career.

What Will You Learn?

As a graduate of this program, you'll have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, computing, and other sciences. You'll learn a wide variety of physics concepts, such as mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, fluids, electricity, magnetism, sound, modern physics, and quantum mechanics. You'll also learn problem-solving, computing, as well as collaborative and laboratory skills. Our curriculum is project-based, culminating with a capstone research experience under the mentorship of a faculty member.

Careers In Computational Physics

In the coming years, most companies that employ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates will require all employees to have some form of computational skills. The demand for workers with such skills is expected to keep pace with the rapid rate of technological advancement we're currently seeing.

SRU's Computational Physics program can lead you to exciting career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Computer science
  • Energy industry
  • Engineering
  • Environmental modeling
  • Finance
  • Geophysics
  • Medicine
  • Video game industry

A degree in Computational Physics is also an excellent choice if you plan to pursue a graduate degree in physics or related technology-driven fields.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Physics Club
  • Sigma-Pi-Sigma: The Physics Honor Society