Many of the most profound understandings of the natural world and the universe have come from physicists. We offer both a major (BS) and minor in physics.
Our dual-degree engineering program allows students to complete a physics major at LC and pursue an engineering degree at Old Dominion University or the University of Virginia.
What Will I Study?
Physics fuses theoretical, experimental, and computational techniques. Principles of physics set in a rigorous mathematical framework are the foundations of the major. All majors complete research projects before they graduate. Some students have published papers with faculty in internationally respected peer-reviewed journals.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
Physics majors are well-suited for a variety of advanced degrees or jobs in:
What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?
- Engineer, Areva
- Post - Doctorate Associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington
- Senior Analyst, Ecotope, Inc.
- Lieutenant, junior officer, United States Navy
Read more about our graduates.
We are committed to a strong research presence at Lynchburg College. All of our majors complete research projects before they graduate. Some of our students have published papers with us in internationally respected peer-reviewed journals.
- John Eric Goff performs theoretical and computational investigations in a few different areas. Projects Eric has guided students through include computational statistical mechanics, chaotic orbits, fluid flows around barriers, coupled oscillators, and quantum wave-packet propagation. Eric has also researched with students in the area of sports physics. Eric spent the 2008-09 academic year at the University of Sheffield in England carrying out experimental and theoretical investigations into soccer physics. Eric has contributed to The Wall Street Journal sports articles; he has been interviewed by various radio stations, including NPR; and his research has been the subject of articles around the world.