College of Arts and Sciences
About the Department

The Department of Physics offers programs of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. The department provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the laws governing the behavior of matter. The intimate relationship between theory and experiment, and the open, dynamic character of physics are stressed. Topics of current interest in fundamental physics and modern technology receive special emphasis. Students majoring in physics may choose one of the following three options:

  1. For students desiring a conventional program in physics to be followed by graduate work in physics or a related field;
  2. For those who intend to seek employment in industry or government, or those considering a career in secondary education; or
  3. Five-Year Dual-Degree Program This program, ideal for technically oriented students, is conducted jointly with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and leads to a B.S. degree in physics from Seton Hall University and a B.S. degree in biomedical, mechanical, electrical, industrial, computer or civil engineering from NJIT. Students spend three years at Seton Hall and two years at NJIT. The sequence and diversity of courses for all students will be worked out in consultation with a department adviser who may modify the program in view of each student’s background and objectives.
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Academic Programs
Minor & Certificate
Dual Degree
  • B.S. Physics / B.S. Biomedical, Mechanical, Industrial, Civil,  Electrical or Computer Engineering with New Jersey Institute of Technology


Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they are models of academic excellence.

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Location & Facilities
Opening in September, 2007- the new Science and Technology Center.
McNulty Hall

The Department of Physics is housed in McNulty Hall, the new Science and Technology Center.

Rebuilt over two years and opening in September, 2007, the Science and Technology Center includes the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Mathematics and Computer Science and encompasses over 100,000 square feet of state of the art research, teaching, office and conferencing facilities. More »

The University Libraries have notable resources, including extensive holdings of almost 700,000 book volumes, and 1,127 current periodical subscriptions, back-files of more than 6,500 serial titles, electronic access to full text articles in more than 25,000 journals, a broad selection of indexing and abstracting services in both digital and print formats, various microform collections, music CDs, and audiovisual aids.  A complete listing of database resources can be found at

Contact Us

Department of Physics
(973) 761-9050
The Science and Technology Center

Department Chair

Chair: Mehmet Alper Sahiner, Ph.D.
Address: McNulty Hall
Telephone: (973) 761-9050

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