Physics is the fundamental backbone of all science and technology. A physics degree will allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought after by graduate and professional schools as well as by employers. With the demand for scientifically literate college graduates being as strong as ever this indicates that a solid foundation in chemistry and physics is a must to stay on the cutting edge of nearly any science or engineering field.

  • Engaging laboratory instruction
  • Hands on access to state of the art instrumentation
  • A small-feel department with high access to faculty members
  • Academic support programs, such as free tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI) linked to certain courses
  • An increasing number of opportunities to participate in Undergraduate Research
  • Many sources of financial assistance, including: scholarships, pay for serving as lab assistants, and undergraduate research stipends
  • Many opportunities for social and service activities, including: Student/Faculty Meet and Greets, the Physics Club, departmental outreach activities, judging local science fairs, giving dept tours, and more.

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Programs Designed for Impact

Our programs offer rigorous training in analytical and quantitative skills for rewarding and challenging jobs in a variety of sectors, including science, education, law, business, technology, and more.

Physics, BS

This program provides a strong foundation in classical and modern physics to solve quantitative physics problems, perform experimental work, and effectively communicate results.


Nuclear Science

This concentration of the Physics, BS will prepare graduates to enter nuclear power plant specific training or attend graduate school for nuclear physics or nuclear engineering.


Dual Degree

Complete a BS in physics while earning an integrated Master of Arts in Teaching where you will learn the skills necessary to teach this content to students at the secondary level.



The physics minor provides a foundation in classical and modern physics and allows students to explore more advanced topics in physics through elective choices.


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Physics Club - SPS chapter

The Augusta University Physics Club is an award-winning chapter of the National Society of Physics Students organization. Our goal is to connect Physics and Biophysics students with each other and faculty through informational meetings, "get to know each other sessions", research talks, panel sessions, and other events. We also arrange time for our club members with visiting researchers so that students can ask questions and learn from them.

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Research Opportunities

Research opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Science and Mathematics. 

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Awards Night

Students are nominated for departmental awards and recognized at the annual Honors Convocation.


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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.