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Physicists ask big questions: How did the universe begin? How will it change in the future? What is the densest thing on earth? They work in many settings, drawing on the various branches of physics — everything from predicting climate change, to taking data about stars, to literal rocket science. Our B.S. students choose from three curriculum options, helping them prepare for many different careers. Qualified students participate in federally funded research projects starting their sophomore year. We also have an active Society of Physics Students group, and many students participate in internships and co-ops.

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  • 2,801 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 6:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 81% Employment Rate
  • 98% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
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Jose Lopez: Fascinated by Physics

Professor Jose Lopez — an international expert on microplasmas who was named one of New Jersey’s “biggest brains” — on teaching and studying physics at Seton Hall.


Our physics courses emphasize the close relationship between theory and experiment and delve into topics of current interest in fundamental physics and modern technology. B.S. students choose from three curriculum options. The Applied Option prepares you for graduate or advanced study in physics or an allied field: astronomy, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, medicine, computer science, law. The Industrial Option prepares you for a professional career in industry, government or secondary education. There is also a five-year dual degree engineering program, which leads to a B.S. in Physics from Seton Hall and a B.S. in Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Faculty Listing

The faculty of the Department of Physics is a community of renowned and active researchers. In one recent year, the physics faculty produced six peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, 17 papers presented at national and international conferences, two plenary lectures and four invited lectures. Our faculty members also hold prestigious research grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation and regularly include students (both undergraduate and graduate) in their research projects.

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Anthony Troha
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Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez
Assistant Professor
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Mehmet Sahiner
Professor and Chair
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