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  • Physics students experimenting in the lab

    Physics majors progress through quantum and advanced mechanics, astrophysics, and special topics with opportunities for independent study and primary research.

  • Tim Gfroerer in the lab

    The Physics Department is supported by the best teaching facilities, modern laboratories, and state-of-the-art scientific instruments in an intimate classroom environment.

  • Professor Dan Boye visiting China

    Professor Dan Boye visits China to teach physics students.


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Mailing Address

Box 7133
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Physics Major

Because physics is a fundamental natural science, linking science and philosophy, a major in physics provides a natural cornerstone for a well-rounded liberal arts education. The Physics Department offers a full range of courses and excellent opportunities to participate in high-level research projects with faculty.

Many of our students study abroad for a semester, and there is flexibility within plans of study for physics majors. We urge you to talk to the chair of the department as soon as possible if you are considering majoring in physics.

For additional information about physics, contact Mario Belloni at or 704-894-2320.