Why Study Physics at Fisher?
Fisher's Physics program combines the best aspects of a major university with those of a small liberal arts college. You will receive the personal attention in small classes that is typical of a college the size of Fisher, but you will be taught by world-class professors who are as active in research as those in major universities.
Professional & Educational Preparation
The physics program is designed to prepare you for:
- Graduate study in physics, optics or astronomy (B.S. Option I)
- An industrial or government position (B.A./B.S. Option I or II)
- Engineering school (Pre-engineering Program, B.S. Option II)
- A career in science education (B.A./B.S. Option II)
- Medical, dental, optometry, or pharmacy school (degree in physics, biology, or chemistry)
- Careers including law, environmental work, science journalism, business/business management, systems analysis, etc.
Special Learning Opportunities
3+2 Pre-engineering programs are available with Clarkson, Columbia, RPI, SUNY Buffalo, University of Detroit, and the University of Rochester.
Students often conduct research with their professors, with their stipends and expenses all paid by the professor’s research grants. In addition, students are allowed free access to laboratories. It is a common practice for upper-level students to have keys to laboratories where they can work on their experiments after hours.