Prospective Students Physics Furman University

A physics degree at Furman means more than just listening to lectures and going over notes. It’s a hands-on experience that will prepare you for a career in anything from research to engineering. Other universities talk about educating the next generation of physicists. But at Furman, you don’t have to compete with graduate students for research opportunities or the attention of your professor. Our department is committed to your development.

Our faculty have a passion for teaching, and are always looking for ways to connect their lessons to the real world. One week, you might be developing a new way to test the blood sugar level of a diabetic. The next, you may be exploring a nuclear power plant with your classmates. In other words, you'll do more than define theories in our program.

When you’re staring at the stars in our planetarium or examining the way an ultraviolet laser bounces off a crystal, you’ll know that physics was the right choice.

Program overview

Part science, part philosophy, we help students understand the processes of the natural world. Learn with us.

Career opportunities

From engineering to medicine, a physics degree can set you up for a wide range of careers. Find your career.

Outstanding faculty

With our ideal student-to-faculty ratio, you'll work and collaborate with professors who know your name. We’re always ready to mentor you on a research project, or help you understand challenging concepts like quantum measurement theory. Get to know our faculty.

State-of-the-art facilities

From a 24-foot diameter planetarium to a nuclear magnetic resonance lab, we have the kind of space and equipment that even large undergraduate programs can’t provide. We have three optics labs, ultraviolet lasers, an off-campus observatory, telescopes, spectrometers and all the computer programs you could want. Check out our facilities.

Scholarship opportunities

The world needs physicists and we’re ready to help you become one. Apply for Furman’s Alden Scholarship, earmarked for engineering dual degree students. Apply now.

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The best way to learn about our physics program is to visit the campus, see our amazing facilities, meet our faculty and see how much students are enjoying our program. You can schedule a physics classroom visit through the admissions office. Visit today.

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Visit our admission site to fill out your Common Application. Tell us who you are. Get accepted and declare your major. Get started.

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Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

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