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 four different curricula: the physics major, the physics education concentration of the physics major, the earth and space science concentration of the physics major, and the bio-physics 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. The biophysics concentration is to prepare students for graduate school or a career in this rapidly growing field, or preparation for a professional health career. All four programs develop analytic and problem-solving skills which will be valuable in any future occupation.