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About the Department

Unravel the laws and forces that govern the entire universe. Start with physics fundamentals before focusing on the area that most fascinates you: astrophysics, geophysics, biomedical physics, physics education, materials science, and more. Working closely with faculty mentors, students develop the kind of competencies—analytical and mathematical skills as well as problem solving, conceptual thinking, and teamwork—necessary for success in many careers.

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Recent News


  • December 6, 2016

    The Physics Department's Independent Research Oral & Poster Presentations will be on Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00 AM in room P317. The annual pizza party will follow the presentations at 12:00 noon in P122.

  • May 25, 2016

    On the morning of May 19th, 2016 the Department of Physics celebrated the graduation of 29 majors (our second largest class ever).

  • May 16, 2016

    On May 10th the TCNJ Physics Department held its annual spring picnic at Rosedale Park in Pennington.

  • May 2, 2016

    This year, Nic Freschi and his business partner Cody Combs breathed new life into their existing concept and created a solid business plan that took home the biggest first-place prize pot in the Mayo Business Plan Competition’s five-year history.

  • April 14, 2016

    On Wednesday, April 6th, the TCNJ Physics Department inducted our newest members to the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society.

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