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About Our Department

Meet Our Faculty

Research Opportunities

Programs Offered
--Physics B.A., B.S. & Concentration
--Engineering Physics Dual Degree (3/2)
--The Independently Designed Major
--Course Descriptions

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Programs Offered


       Randolph offers a strong and competitive physics major. As well as the concentration, we have the B.A. and the B.S. in Physics, the B.S. in Engineering Physics (for students who want to do a "dual degree" program and get a degree in physics from us and one in engineering from an engineering school), and the teacher licensure degree.  We encourage our students to expand their scope by taking elective courses in physics, in mathematics, the other sciences, and in the humanities.  Our physics major has proven to be excellent in preparing students for graduate study in many different fields. Every senior does independent research in their field of choice, and it does not have to be a specialty of our faculty. Our faculty specialties include geophysics, earthquake seismology, relativity, astrophysics, science education, solid-state physics, low-temperature physics, and laser spectroscopy.

       Physics majors always have the opportunity to work with faculty in the summer research program.   

Department of Physics
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
tel.: (434) 947-8488   fax: (434) 947-8333