Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences because the ideas of physics underlie the other basic sciences as well as engineering and modern technology. The world of physics ranges from the smallest particles of subatomic matter to the galaxies. Physicists conduct research into the fundamental laws of nature or use existing knowledge about the physical world to develop applications and to design new products. A degree in physics prepares the student for a career in physics or related job in industry, a governmental lab, teaching, as well as for further graduate study.
The Department of Physics offers a complete undergraduate curriculum in physics as well as courses in physics and astronomy for those who are majoring in other disciplines. Well-equipped laboratories and computer facilities are available. The department operates the University of West Georgia Observatory for astronomy classes and for general public observing sessions. We also have several photographs available taken through our telescope and of our Observatory.
The faculty consists of physicists, dedicated to quality undergraduate education and to the advancement of knowledge in physics. As indicated below, they actively pursue research in their subject areas both on campus and in collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.
The physics program offers seven plans leading to the B. S. degree in physics, as well as a minor in physics. These plans can be found by following the 'Programs' link in the Sidebar Menu.