Physics Major (BS)
- Physics (Minor)*
*You may not combine the physics major with this minor.
The deepest understanding of the natural world and the universe can be unlocked through the study of physics. At the University of Lynchburg, you’ll take an immersive approach to learning physics, fusing theoretical, experimental, and computational techniques. Our physics program is founded on rigorous courses and all of our majors complete research projects before they graduate.
You’ll learn the fundamental principles governing the behavior of matter and energy in courses that explore relativity, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, optics, and astrophysics. You’ll also develop strong critical thinking skills as you learn so you can apply your knowledge to real-world problems.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in research projects, whether they’re based in theory, computation, or experimentation. Some of our students have presented their findings at national and international conferences. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to communicate your ideas effectively and solve complex problems.
As a University of Lynchburg physics major, you’ll:
- Work one-on-one with professors who have national and international reputations.
- Learn theoretical, experimental, and computational techniques.
- Have immersive, hands-on experiences in small class settings.
- Conduct research projects that give you practical experience.
Physics Degree Option
In our physics/engineering dual-degree program, you can complete a physics major at Lynchburg and pursue a master’s degree in engineering at the University of Virginia.
Crystal Moorman ’09, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics
Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory
Chair of the Physics Department