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Study infinity ... and beyond

We live in a world where robots are exploring Mars, unmanned spacecraft are taking out-of-this-world images of planets like Saturn, and we keep seeing phenomena out in space that simply cannot be explained…yet.

In short, there has never been a more exciting time to study astronomy at SFA.

Students who pursue a degree in physics and a minor in astronomy get an immersive, hands-on experience. You’ll have a chance to learn about observational astronomy, physics and astrophysics. Along with these exciting fields of study, you have a chance to work alongside your professors on cutting-edge research projects.

Boldly work

When you study astronomy at SFA, you can go on to the kinds of careers you’ve dreamed about since you were a kid. Space exploration? Check. Discovering new planets? Check. Astronomy will open the door to public-sector jobs at well-known institutions like NASA, as well as careers in the exciting new realm of privately funded space exploration for companies like Space-X.

There’s no better place to watch the skies

Here’s one more thing to love about SFA’s natural setting: Since we’re not located in a major urban center, our students enjoy one of the best views of the night sky. Our students can also take full advantage of our state-of-the-art planetarium and the largest student observatory in Texas.

Astronomy minor

Study the stars, extra-planetary bodies and universe beyond the Milky Way at SFA. A minor in astronomy gives students the opportunity to discover and learn alongside faculty at our state-of-the-art planetarium and student observatory.

Teaching certification preparation

For those who wish to share their enthusiasm for the stars above, we also offer a teaching certification preparation program. To find out how you can earn your teaching certificate after you graduate, 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