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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics


Brett E. Taylor, Chair
Curie Hall 0136, (540) 831-6147

This program leads to a B.A. or B.S. degree in physics. There are three different curricula: the physics major, the physics education concentration of the physics major, and the earth and space science concentration of the physics major. The physics major is the appropriate curriculum for a student contemplating a career in physics or engineering. The physics education concentration of the physics major is a more general program, suitable for a student planning a career as a high school teacher. The earth and space science concentration is a flexible program intended for students interested in more applied areas such as astronomy or geophysics. All three programs develop analytic and problem-solving skills which will be valuable in any future occupation.

Academic Programs

Astronomy Minor 

Physics, B.A. 

Physics, B.S. 

Physics Minor