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Academic Programs


The primary goal of the physics department is to lay a strong foundation in the knowledge, practice and application of physics so that the student will be motivated for further studies, and show scientific competence in all her endeavors.     

The department averages four physics graduates per year, a significant number based on the national average for women graduating with undergraduate physics degrees, and still more significant considering the national average of undergraduate African American women majoring in physics.  

Currently, there are five full-time faculty members and 29 physics majors at Spelman.   There are also several options in the major suitable for preparing students with strong technical and analytical backgrounds for a variety of interests and careers.


Our graduates have gone on to attend graduate school in physics and in engineering, professional schools such as law school; entered the teaching profession, and pursued careers in the business or technical sector.  


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Jeanette Lewis
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Sharah Yasharahla
Lab Coordinator

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Box 1703
Atlanta, GA  30314
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