Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy Department


A degree from MTSU Physics and Astronomy is the perfect beginning point for careers in science, teaching, and graduate study in physics and engineering. Our program is demanding, yet rewarding, and gets you ready to win. Our graduates have obtained jobs in medical physics, space science, college teaching, engineering, computer systems design and stock market analysis. Others have continued their studies in medical and graduate programs at Georgia Tech, the University of Virginia, the University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University and Harvard.

Whether you are interested in stars and planets or nanotubes and nanocrystals, DNA detectors or optical tweezers - we have a place for you. A hallmark of our department is engaging our students in research, with many having publications in prestigious journals to add to their resumes by the time they graduate. We have much to offer students with inquiring minds and especially those who are not afraid of hard work and self-discipline. I invite you to check us out!

Dr. Ron Henderson