Department of Physics

physicslogoThe department offers a variety of studies in the fields of Physics and Astronomy leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics or a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Physics degree. Our majors graduate well prepared for a career in physics whether it be in industry, a professional degree such as medicine or dentistry, teaching physics in the high school, or to pursue an advanced degree.


In addition to an in-depth program of study for students, the department offers opportunities for students to participate in world-class physics/astronomy research in the following areas:

  • Quantum gases
  • Quantum computing
  • Medical physics
  • Materials science
  • Laser physics
  • Acoustics
  • Physics education
  • Galaxy formation
  • Observational astronomy

The Georgia Southern Planetarium is housed in the department and offers a variety of events for K-12 students and the public through public evenings.

The Department of Physics at Georgia Southern University has one opening for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. Please click the link under the “Employment” tab to see the position posting.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS • P.O. Box 8031 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5292