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Physics / Astronomy

Quick Facts


Our courses are designed to give you an understanding of how and why the physical world works and to apply that knowledge to solving real world technical problems.

We offer a variety of physics courses that prepare both science majors and non-science majors for transfer to universities or entrance in professional schools.

Physics is a basic physical science dealing with:

  • Mechanics—force, energy and motion
  • Sound
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Atomic structure

Astronomy is a branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole.

Reasons to Study Physics / Astronomy

  • Complete a variety of investigations in:
    • Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Waves
    • Electricity & magnetism
    • Electronics
    • Optics
    • Modern physics
  • Study in laboratories equipped with the latest technology
  • Complete a broad range of activities in planetary, stellar and galactic astronomy
  • Use a variety of telescopes to view the sky




Northeast Campus

Raymond Benge
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Call 817-515-6845


Northwest Campus

Juan Barbarin-Castillo
Physical Sciences Chair

Call 817-515-7341


South Campus

Charles Moore
Instructor of Physics

Call 817-515-4887


Southeast Campus

Samantha Caputi
Physical Sciences Chair

Call 817-515-3019


Trinity River Campus

Taylor M. Hughlett
Physical Sciences Chair

Call 817-515-1651


Updated November 02, 2021