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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

  • Work closely with professors
  • Enjoy extensive student resources
  • Gain exceptional research opportunities
  • Explore the new Professional Science Masterís program
  • Train in STEM education through UTeach
  • Our geology courses involve hands-on field experiences

Our Department

Towson University’s Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences provides students with an environment that is ideal for the study of science. There are many opportunities to conduct research and become engaged in service at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students pursuing degrees in physics, astronomy and geosciences will find a dedicated faculty, extensive departmental laboratory resources and state-of the-art equipment to enhance their educational experience.


The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences is made up of four related disciplines: physics, astronomy, geosciences and science education. Two hallmarks of the department are providing meaningful undergraduate research opportunities and actively embracing the teacher-scholar model.

We offer the following undergraduate degrees:

We offer the following combined undergraduate and graduate degrees:

We offer the following graduate degree:


Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Smith Hall, Room 445 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3020
Fax: 410-704-3511

Zoey Warecki

Senior Zoey Warecki has received a 2014 Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research from the Society of Physics Students, an organization of the American Institute of Physics.

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