Physics at Brookhaven

Taking physics classes at Brookhaven is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university or for personal enrichment, our curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.


Physics is about matter and energy and how they interact. The principles of physics can be applied to subatomic particles or galaxies. A strong foundation in physics is essential for all engineering careers, and it also has wide applications in other areas, such as nuclear safety, sports medicine, computer science, oceanography, chemistry, seismology and astronomy.

Students who enjoy mathematics should take a close look at physics, as math is the essential tool physicists use to understand our world.

Physics Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Physics program at Brookhaven is to enable student success through outstanding instruction, meaningful lab activities and individualized assistance.

The goal of the program is to develop analytical thinking and problem-solving skills so that students will understand, appreciate and apply the principles of physics in their careers and in their daily lives.