World-class learning with a hometown feel
At SFA we offer our students one of the most immersive and hands-on learning experiences you can find. Our goal is to help students gain understanding of the physical aspects of the world and the ability to comprehend physical science and mathematical advancements. What students learn here benefits both our culture and future generations.
Our physics, engineering and astronomy students have access to advanced facilities, such as our new Cole STEM Building, planetarium and our observatory.
We also offer our undergraduate students a chance to work side-by-side with their professors on real research.
A message from the Department Chair, Dr. Harry Downing
All the faculty in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy at SFA are dedicated to teaching, and because of this, our alumni speak of us as being very helpful and friendly. We care about the success of our students. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our programs of study, feel free to reach out.
Harry Downing, Ph.D.
Academic programs and areas of study
Whether you’re interested in studying atomic particles, the universe itself or using technology to make the world a better place to live, you’ll find the program you’re looking for in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy.
You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and resources, along with teachers who take the time to ensure you get the most out of your time with us.
To find out more about the programs we offer, click the links below.