Applied Physics is the study of the basic laws of nature and their application to modern technologies. The BS in Applied Physics program is designed to give students a broad background in physics while at the same time relating this background to applications used in technology-based industries including optical science (with a laser physics emphasis), microelectronics (using NJIT's clean room facility), computer-based laboratory instrumentation and astronomy /astrophysics.
In addition, the program offers students a general physics option with a broad exposure to several major areas of physics. A double major in applied physics and computer science (BS program) is also available.
The curriculum as described in the online catalog is for students entering NJIT as freshmen in the Fall of 2000 or after that date. Students entering before that date may have a different program and should consult the department to learn which curriculum applies.