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welcome to the department of
physics, engineering and astronomy

Each day, we unlock the mysteries of the physical universe through the disciplines of physics, engineering and astronomy. Our faculty and staff will serve as your mentors and emphasize teamwork to build a spirit of cooperation between you and your fellow students. Most importantly, you will have opportunities to participate in research – even at the undergraduate level.

Specialty Programs

In addition to the traditional programs you might expect from our department, we also offer a special two-year pre-engineering program and a five-year physics-engineering dual degree.

LUMBERJACK SPOTLIGHT

  • SFA Student Excels On and Off the Field

    During his SFA career, Marlon Walls was a first team Academic All-American and was named Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year. Prior to graduation, Walls, an engineering physics graduate, interned with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to work on the Europa Propulsion Module, a joint project with NASA.

    Marlon Walls, Class of 2017

    Marlon Walls, Class of 2017

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

Meet Our Students

  • Cash Hamilton

    Cash Hamilton

    “I have a love for problem-solving,” Cash said. “Choosing engineering for a career came naturally.” He earned his engineering physics degree just two years after the launch of our program.

  • Kasey Holland

    Kasey Holland

    Kasey was one of our first two Engineering graduates – earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics in 2016. He is now working in New York as a Research Assistant at the Lighting Research Center. 

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