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Are you someone who’s interested in how things work? Do you want to examine the basic laws of nature and use them to explain how more complex systems work? Does the possibility of working as an automotive engineer or geophysicist or cardiac imaging researcher excite you?

Then a Physics degree might be for you. The Physics program from the College of Science and Mathematics’ Department of Chemistry & Physics prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

A Physics degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that can lead to an exciting future of research and discovery.

Physics is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic

Program Information

Physics Program

1201 Goss Lane
Augusta, GA 30912

Science & Mathematics Building


What You'll Study


Graduates of the Physics program take classes that create a strong foundation of physics understanding. Students are encouraged to augment that understanding by participating in undergraduate research. Not only will that solidify comprehension of the material, it will impress potential employers or graduate programs.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

With several departmental research projects in areas including astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics and nuclear physics, you have plenty of opportunities to get important research experience.

State of the art instrumentation creates an engaging laboratory experience that’s enhanced by the high access students have to faculty members.

Meet and greets, departmental outreach activities and the Physics Club help you make networking and service opportunities a priority.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


New Home

A new, state-of-the-art building with 22 teaching labs, a tutoring center and a top floor dedicated to research is located on the Health Sciences Campus, maximizing educational and research opportunities.


Learning Community

The College of Science and Mathematics’ living learning community helps incoming freshmen thrive during that critical first year of college by offering a supportive network of like-minded students and plenty of engagement opportunities.


Tutoring Center

A tutoring center specifically for science and math students is located on the Health Sciences Campus, with similar help also offered at the Academic Success Center on the Summerville Campus.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates of the Physics program can pursue a variety of exciting careers, including astronomy, health physics and nuclear physics, with many of these employment opportunities in the Augusta area. Those wishing to move on to graduate and professional programs can choose from an even more select list of occupations.


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A Calling Like No Other

Why Augusta?

A new building in the heart of the Health Sciences Campus puts Physics students in the middle of the university’s research enterprise, maximizing opportunities for internships and mentorships.

A full range of student support services exist to make sure that students have the opportunity to find assistance, advice or mentorship.

Easy access to faculty ensures students receive the individual attention and mentorship opportunities they need to help them stand out when moving into their careers or on to the next academic challenge.

Science & Mathematics News

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Augusta University physics students win national recognition

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An Education Like No Other

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.