The Department of Physics at the University of West Florida is committed to providing quality education in physics and offers a B.S. degree in physics with two specialization options, physics and engineering physics. There are four full-time faculty members who contribute to research programs in Organic Thin Film Preparation & Characterization, Nonlinear Optics and Phase Conjugation, Theoretical Quantum Optics, and Computational Condensed Matter Physics. The physics classes are generally small and are taught by highly-qualified faculty members rather than graduate students. Professors are readily available and willing to interact with students on a personal level. All faculty members usually have extended office hours. Students are encouraged to participate in various fields of research and work side-by-side with faculty.