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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. Rickey McDaniel

The Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy is dedicated to educating, training and preparing students for successful careers in industry or government or for the pursuit of a more advanced degree. With new discoveries and inventions happening daily, it is the perfect time for you to learn from our professors, ensuring you can be part of the innovation in the years to come.

If you have any questions about our programs, feel free to contact me.

Rickey McDaniel, PhD



Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

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