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Undergraduate Program

About our program

Undergraduate Students Experimenting in Physics Teaching Laboratory

Undergraduate Students Experimenting in Physics Teaching Laboratory

At the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Georgia, we prepare our students for careers in today's technological society in a number of ways. First, we offer a curriculum of physics courses that provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of physics and supply a foundation for further study in almost any science discipline. Second, we emphasize problem solving techniques, which are valuable in any career, in both our lecture and laboratory courses. Finally, we work with you to help tailor your program to match your post-baccalaureate career plans. We offer major programs in Physics as well as in Astrophysics, and each major program has an associated minor program. Double-major programs are also available.

Physics and Astrophysics at UGA

Our Department has 22 faculty members who conduct experimental, theoretical, and simulational research in condensed-matter physics, astronomy and astrophysics, nanotechnology, atomic and molecular physics, optics, nuclear physics, and physics education.  Much of the research is conducted on-campus, and several undergraduates participate each year.


For more information on the undergraduate Physics program at UGA, contact Professor Michael Geller.

For more information on the undergraduate Astrophysics program at UGA, contact Professor Loris Magnani.

Additional Resources

You might wonder "what can I do with a physics degree?" or "how much money will I make?" or "what courses should I take?," or even "is physics really for me?" The following links might provide some answers to these sorts of questions:

More Links for Students

Phyics and Astronomy Online

Physics and Astronomy Online 
Welcome to - the physics and astronomy online portal! We feature latest physics news and editorials, extensive science reference and constants section, education section where you can ask our experts any physics or astronomy related question. Also, don't miss our fun page and our online science store.

The Physics Nucleus 
Are you a student looking for a summer research experience or internship? Are you a provider of such experiences? This is where you can search for summer research and internship opportunities or post opportunities for students to search.

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