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Department of Physics

Welcome from the Physics Department at Texas State University in beautiful San Marcos, TX

On this site you will find information about degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as information regarding facilities and ongoing research projects. Please explore our site and if you require additional information there is a form that you can fill out here.

Become a Learning Assistant for Fall 2014!

The Physics Department is seeking enthusiastic students to work as Learning Assistants during the fall, 2014 semester.  Students must have completed Mechanics (PHYS 1430), and have an interest in helping others learn physics.  Students who have not been a Learning Assistant before should complete the New LA Application at



Students who have served as LAs previously should complete the Returning LA Application at




Daniel Curie, Elizabeth Leblanc, Jessica Conn, Maclyn Compton

Physics Wise Conference Presentations

Physics students Daniel Curie, Beth Leblanc, Jessica Conn, and Maclyn Compton present their work at the WISE-2013 conference.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."
Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

The study of Physics provides a fantastic foundation that supports lifelong learning, teaching and discovering about the natural world.  National efforts aimed at increasing the role of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum from primary through college levels will ultimately affect many aspects of America's global technology competitiveness including immigration policy, national security, and workforce development.

The Physics department here at Texas State University actively contributes to engaging students in STEM coursework through its education and research activity.