The Department of Physics exists to provide a quality education for students at Texas State University-San Marcos. The physics programs will prepare students with a sound understanding of the fundamentals and applications of physics. The physics programs will also provide the knowledge and experience necessary for students to find meaningful employment. The this end, the physics programs should be staffed by highly qualified and motivated faculty who have access to the necessary facilities to carry out the educational process.
It is understood that the educational process involves both classroom experience and laboratory/research experience. The Department will strive to provide the best, most effective curriculum and the highest quality laboratory facilities for the education of our students and do so in a “student friendly” manner.
In order to provide the highest quality laboratory facilities and at the same time take advantage of our proximity to many high tech industries, it is important for us to develop a close working relationship with industry. So doing will assure that our programs and graduates are highly regarded and accepted in the workplace.