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Be ready for the jobs of the future

We live in exciting times. The world is more connected than ever before (even light bulbs can get on the internet!), we carry better computers around in our pockets than our parents had as kids and as if that wasn’t enough, people are training to go to Mars.

At SFA, we prepare our students for the careers in physics, engineering and astronomy that they’ve been dreaming of since they were kids. It doesn’t matter if you want to study the stars or send someone there, we make sure you’re prepared for the future.

Why study physics, engineering and astronomy?

If you’re one of those people who loves to understand how things work, why things happen in the universe and where they happen, this is the field of study for you.

Students who come to the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy are often deeply curious about the principles that are the foundation of present understanding of physics, astronomy, and engineering, and they are seeking insight into the physical aspects of our environment and the scientific activity of our society. The careers that flow out of these fields are also very rewarding.

What kind of jobs can I get with a degree in physics, engineering or astronomy?

Even the sky isn’t the limit when it comes to finding careers in physics, engineering and astronomy. Graduates from SFA have gone on to work with NASA, have careers in the oil and gas industry, work in medical technologies and even venture into IT.

Job availability and growth

We might not live on the moon (yet), but with the advancements that we’ve seen in science and technology in the last decade alone, there’s never been a better time to have a degree in physics, astronomy or engineering. Exciting new careers, from space tourism to designing better robots, are appearing every day.


Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 207

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