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Department overview

The Department of Physics/Astronomy consists of five tenured/tenure-track faculty, two instructional academic staff, one instrumentalist, and an Academic Department Associate. Faculty have active research programs in astrophysics, surface physics, physics education, nanofibers, and infrared and magneto-optical spectroscopy of exotic materials. 

Research facilities

On-campus research facilities include an astronomy laboratory, surface physics laboratory, nanotechnology laboratory, and physics education laboratory/resource room. The department also houses classrooms for astronomy laboratories (upper and lower), modern physics laboratory, digital/analog electronics laboratory, student physics computer lab, and a machine shop.

Academic programs

The department offers a choice of three major emphases:

  • Professional 
  • Applied 
  • Secondary education 

The Department also offers

For more information about these programs, view the Majors and Minors Web page.

Careers in physics and astronomy: From here, you can go anywhere...

Recent graduates have been accepted into graduate school at: Georgia Institute of Technology, Minnesota State University, San Francisco State University, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Colorado, University of Florida, and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 

Many of our graduates also move straight into the workforce as technicians and engineers. Our students have great success finding jobs locally (e.g., Werner Electric, Kimberly-Clark) and nationally (e.g., Raytheon, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory).

Learn about careers in physics, who's hiring, and more fro the American Institute of Physics.

 


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