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Physics is our strength

There has never been a more exciting time to enter the world of physics. There are new discoveries virtually every day, new theories and new inventions that make the universe a more awe-inspiring place.

There’s also never been a more exciting time to enter the world of physics at SFA. We offer students more hands-on learning experiences and access to state-of-the-art facilities, like our new Cole STEM Building. Get ready for the future here!

The jobs of tomorrow, today

Students who study physics at SFA open themselves up to a world of possibilities. Many of our students have gone on to careers in:

  • Engineering
  • Teaching
  • Medicine
  • The military
  • Information technology

Many of our physics students choose to continue with their education and earn a master’s degree or a Ph.D., which can lead to rewarding careers in research and post-secondary education.

More than just theory

At SFA, we like our students to get their hands dirty, metaphorically speaking. Our physics courses deliver more than powerful lectures from some of the most passionate professors you can find. As an undergrad, you’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side with your professors and participate in real, relevant lab research. Live the dream, and get published before you even complete your undergraduate education.

Students also have access to our incredible array of labs and facilities, such as:

  • Quantum optics lab
  • Low-temperature physics lab
  • Thin film lab
  • Observatory
  • Radar signaling lab
  • Gas dynamics lab
  • Optical polarimetry lab
  • Makerspaces and machine shop

Undergraduate programs and requirements

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Dive into the world of physics with our exciting and innovative Bachelor of Science in physics program. Students gain a solid understanding of physics, astronomy and engineering that helps shape the scientific attitudes, insights and techniques needed to help change the world.

While physics majors are strongly encouraged to minor in math, they also have the option to choose between one of two exciting and challenging minors: astronomy or engineering.

*See Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Teaching certificate

If you love the idea of teaching physics every bit as much as you love learning about it, we also offer a teacher’s certification program. To find out more about our teacher certification, contact one of our advisors.


Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13044, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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