The Department of Physics will provide our students with a conceptual understanding of physics, as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for their future careers, regardless of their major.

  • Our majors will gain a deep understanding of physics through a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum. They will have an opportunity to engage in meaningful research projects. They will be prepared to enter graduate or professional school, to teach at the secondary level, or to enter a career in industry.
  • Students with other majors will gain an appreciation of science and an understanding of foundational physics concepts. They will improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and be able to perform experiments and interpret data.

The Department of Physics values:

  • Personal attention to a diverse group of majors
  • Excellent teaching on the part of our faculty
  • Faculty and student research
  • Preparing physicists, engineers, and teachers for a variety of career paths
  • Service to the University of West Georgia and the broader community