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To be the change you want to see in the world, first you must understand it . To understand it, you must learn it , and to learn it you must do it.

Understand the Earth to Make a Difference

Department of Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy


The Department of Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy emphasizes hands-on experience focused on real-world problems to prepare students to lead the next generations of astronomers, environmental geoscientists, physicists, and engineers.

Physics teaches inventive thinking and problem- solving – making physicists desirable in fields as diverse as astronomy, computer science, law, medicine, and biophysics. We offer degrees in general physics, physics-engineering, and physics teaching.

Geologic and geographic information and analysis is key to variety of exciting fields—from alternative energy solutions, weather and climate systems, hydrology, and natural disasters and hazards mitigation. We offer a degree in environmental and applied geology and a GIS certificate that can give you a competitive edge in fields as diverse as environmental management, criminal justice, health care, and more.

For more information contact:

Department of Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy
521 Lancaster Ave.
Science 3140
Richmond, KY 40475

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