Student working with microscope

Research & Internship

As a physics major, you’ll learn the theories behind quantum mechanics and electromagnetics at any institution. But at Furman, you’ll get to see those theories put in practice. That’s because we don’t have graduate students in our department. Our faculty rely on undergraduates, including freshmen, to initiate and conduct laboratory research.

Our professors serve as mentors and work as collaborative partners. Instead of cleaning mirrors or making coffee runs for the lab, you’ll be actively engaged in a research project. You might even get published in a scientific journal, or present your paper at a national conference.

Right now we’re studying the evolution of variable stars and supernova remnants, investigating how lasers can be used in bio-medical research, developing drone packages to map out land features in visible and infrared, and exploring the fundamental theories of space-time physics. You can be a part of it. All you have to do is ask.