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:
- Independent Study
- Intensive Learning
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.