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
Then a Physics degree might be for you. The Physics program from the College of Science
and Mathematics’ Department of 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning Like No Other
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
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
“The influence of AU, the bond with my fraternity brothers, the chats with other students and the support from the staff — all pushed me. I wanted to do big things after college, and now it’s like I’ve strapped into a rocket and I’m just taking off," said Philip Dyche.
In the latest podcast episode, John Sutherland, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, provides a sneak peek into the remarkable developments underway on the fourth floor of their new building.
“Somebody who is interested in neuroscience has a passion for exploring the mind and brain,” said Sara Guediche, PhD. “It’s perfect for those who want to see how different types of science relate to neuroscience.”
“Together we have an opportunity to truly create a university like no other. You all came here — I think, I hope and I believe — because you saw that same thing. What you saw was not just a university, but potential. Credible potential," said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.
Learning 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