The OPSE program is a collection of multi-disciplinary applied optical sciences and engineering courses are being offered at NJIT which:
Provide a unified, multi-departmental optical science/ engineering curriculum and
Emphasize optics courses which will provide laboratory and classroom training to undergraduate and graduate students in emerging areas of industrial and technological importance.
The program focuses on the collective strengths of the Applied Physics Degree Program (offered through the Physics Department) and the Engineering college: Environmental monitoring and detection of pollutants, biophotonics, industrial process monitoring, ultrafast optics and optoelectronics.
The NJIT Physics Department now has an undergraduate minor and a concentration in Astronomy and has enhanced the astronomy offerings for both technical and non-technical students. The department houses the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) and includes a growing number of professorial and instructional staff in astronomy and solar physics.