Physics and Geosciences
ASU physics students explore matter and energy concepts relevant to today’s world. With society constantly asking physical questions (i.e., How do we make vehicles run on less fuel? How do we make light bulbs last longer?), our students know that the work they do will be in high demand for many years to come.
I have always been interested in physics ever since I built my first catapult in high school. I was lucky to come upon Angelo State to find that they had a great undergraduate program.
I chose ASU physics because of the strong faculty encouragement and support I found when visiting the campus. The ASU physics undergraduate program is nationally ranked and an excellent place to learn physics.
I had originally planned to attend Texas A&M in some kind of Engineering program, but when I heard of the Physics department’s national ranking, I decided to stay in San Angelo and get a physics degree from this nationally ranked department.
The mission statement of the Department of Physics and Geosciences is to promote literacy, inquiry, and service in the fields of Physics and Geosciences.
Our degree program outcomes for both the B.S. in Physics and the B.S. in Geosciences can be viewed here.
Faculty in the ASU Physics and Geosciences Department teach advanced lab sequences targeted at preparing students for jobs in engineering or getting into graduate programs. The labs use state-of-the-art technology and all teaching faculty have doctorates.
Classrooms typically have one faculty member for every 20 students. Our faculty teach science by inquiry and use proven results of physics education research in the classroom.
Any student who wants to begin an undergraduate research project can contact a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Geosciences. Many students involved in undergraduate research present their work at state-level professional meetings.
Student organizations in Physics and in Geology have weekly meetings, build camaraderie, attend regional and national conferences, and are active in community outreach.
For more information about these department-sponsored organizations, contact the faculty sponsor listed below.
The Society of Physics Students
Sponsor: Dr.Trey Holik (Eddie.Holik@angelo.edu )
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For more information about either Physics or Geo sciences, call 325-942-2242 or email David.Bixler@angelo.edu