About The Department of Physics

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Department of Physics offers an undergraduate: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a graduate Master of Science (M.S.) degree, and a graduate Ph.D. degree in Physics.


About The Department of Physics

"The study of physics is also an adventure. You will find it challenging, sometimes frustrating, occasionally painful, and often richly rewarding."

- Hugh D. Young

The Department of Physics offers several research facilities and continues to be active and productive in research with over 600,000 in active research dollars.

Our research facilities and equipment include, but are not limited to:

  • A sixteen-inch telescope with internet access installed in the FAMU Observatory atop Jones Hall science building.
  • The Center for Plasma Science & Technology, a research laboratory located in the Leon County Innovation Park. The laboratory is comprised of groups who conduct research in plasma, laser, and computational physics.
  • Four research laboratories in Humphries Research Center on the main FAMU campus where research is done in detector physics, laser-based electron acceleration, X-pinch fusion research, and computational atomic, molecular, and condensed matter physics.
  • A material science laboratory for advanced characterizations.
Ephrem Mezonlin, Ph.D. and Delonia Wiggins (2009 Ph.D. graduate)
Ephrem Mezonlin, Ph.D. and Delonia Wiggins (2009 Ph.D. graduate)

What We Can Do For You

  • The Physics Department offers students the opportunity for hands-on learning in a number of newly-established undergraduate laboratories. Modern equipment and exciting experiments are available in optics, electronics, and condensed matter labs.

    The Department has a newly-remodeled astrophysics lab with a fully automated observatory including a remote control kiosk at the Tallahassee Challenger Center.

  • Physics undergraduate students at FAMU are strongly encouraged to work on research projects with faculty members. Research assistantships are often available throughout the term and during the summer months. Often, by working with various professors throughout their undergraduate degree, students can get a good feeling for what areas of research would interest them for a career.

    Experience is also available with National Laboratories with ties to FAMU, such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.

  • Undergraduate and graduate student support, including tuition support, is available for qualified students. We invite students to consider studying Physics at Florida A&M University.
  • If you would like to know how a major in physics might fulfill your interests, please contact the FAMU Physics Department to learn more about the various programs so that together we can design a program to fit your specific needs.

Contact Us

CST Department of Physics
Florida A&M University
1530 S. Martin Luther King Blvd | Jones Hall 111
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
(850) 599-3470
(850) 599-3577