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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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  • Explore the Universe

    If you're looking for internationally-recognized faculty, great research opportunities, and a supportive learning environment, the University of South Carolina physics department is for you.

Our department is known for the global impact our students, faculty and alumni make with their research and cutting-edge international collaboration. We have ample hands-on research opportunities for all of our students—from undergraduates to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.