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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.


  • 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

  • Ayodeji Akinuliola

    Ayodeji Akinuliola

    Ayodeji is a graduate student studying a blend of electrical engineering, physics and astronomy with a focus on high-altitude balloons carrying scientific payloads into space. After graduation, she looks forward to using artificial intelligence to solve problems in physics, believing that all goals can be achieved with the right set of skills at hand.

  • 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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