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About the program

Matter, energy, space and time.... Physics provides a rich framework for appreciating the universe as well as a system for explaining the phenomena within it.

Why study physics at Roanoke?

  • Find a community of thinkers. Physics at Roanoke offers close-knit community, challenging coursework and the opportunity for genuine scientific investigation.
  • Reach out. Physics impacts discoveries in astronomy, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, geology and biology. Students are encouraged to pursue meaningful connections across the curriculum.
  • Dig in. Whether you are a first-year student or an upper-level minor in physics, research experiences with individual faculty mentors abound. Physics majors receive credit and/or funding for completing research projects.

Explore physics firsthand

There are many opportunities for firsthand learning in the physics major:

  • Research
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Intensive Learning

What's next?

Graduates in physics prosper in the employment market and graduate school programs-with recent students going on to excel in engineering, computer science, law and of course, physics. Learn more.

Program requirements