Department of Engineering and Physics

Henderson State University's Department of Engineering and Physics offers students technology-based, problem solving skills in a traditional liberal arts context.

Students can earn the following degrees and minors in the department. 

Our faculty participate actively in diverse fields of research including rocketry, geophysics, astrophysics, robotics, atomic and molecular physics, and aerodynamics. Faculty incorporate student research as an integral element of each project. In addition, our department encourages outreach and public education by providing public planetarium shows and volunteering in local schools.  

Your degree from Henderson State University Department of Engineering and Physics provides a strong foundation in the concepts, preparing you for graduate study and exciting careers. Our majors have the skills, opportunities, passion, and ability to succeed, leading to satisfying jobs as tomorrow’s explorers and innovators. 

Educational objectives

  • Graduates meet or exceed the expectations of employers of engineering and physics majors. 
  • Qualified graduates will pursue advanced studies if desired.



Dr. Rick McDaniel, Professor and Department Chair
Reynolds Science Center 123B