A physics education at Furman will change the way you see the world. You won't just memorize facts and ace tests. You'll learn how to think and solve complex problems.
By working one-on-one with our faculty and conducting laboratory research that most students don't experience until graduate school, you'll understand the most important concepts in physics, such as the nature of subatomic particles and the evolution of the universe. You'll be able to analyze and explain complex systems through your quantitative and problem-solving skills. As a result, you’ll leave the program with a strong foundation in math and physics, both of which are in high demand in the job market.
We know our approach works, too. Our department graduates an impressive number of physicists each year, often more than much larger institutions.
Our degree programs provide a foundation in physics with the flexibility to pursue training in education or pre-engineering. Learn with us.
Why not pursue an engineering degree in a liberal arts setting? Our personalized approach can help you comprehend the basics, and give you the sort of attention that you won't get at a larger university. Get your physics degree in three years at Furman and then transfer to an engineering school to pursue a second degree. Earn your dual degree.
Our courses are designed to give you a well-rounded understanding of physics that will help you succeed in your career or graduate studies. Learn about our courses.
With a program founded on the central principles of a liberal arts education, we provide flexibility in how you can pursue a degree in our department. Get started.