Dear Incoming Freshman,

First and foremost, welcome to NJIT and the Department of Applied Physics.

This guide was written by your fellow physics students with the aid of department administration. It is our sincere hope that the information provided herein will serve to enhance your time here. It wasn’t too long ago that we were in your position. We recall what it felt like to arrive at NJIT for the first time, attend our first lecture, and step into our first lab. And just like you, we had many, many questions. Over the next couple of pages we will try our best to answer some of them. Physics is one of the hardest majors here at NJIT. DO prepare to be challenged intellectually through research, classes, and discussions with students and faculty alike. DO NOT try to do it all on your own. We’re here to help.

So pull up a chair, sit down, and start reading this guide. You’ve chosen to major (or perhaps double major or minor) in this field for a reason. Whatever that reason, you’ve made an excellent decision.

Yours Truly,
Students of the Department of Applied Physics


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