Feb 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Brett E. Taylor, Chair
Reed Hall 309, (540) 831-6147

This program leads to a B.S. degree in physics. There are four different curricula: the experimental and theoretical physics concentration of the physics major, the physics education concentration of the physics major, the astrophysics concentration of the physics major, and the biophysics 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 to prepare a student planning a career as a high school physics teacher. The astrophysics concentration is a flexible program intended for students interested in the application of physics to astrophysics 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.

Academic Programs

Astronomy Minor (R)  

Physics, B.S. (R, L)  

Physics Minor (R)