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The Department of Physics offers students the opportunity to pursue some of nature’s deepest secrets.  Physics students discover the structures and interactions that constitute the Universe, from the smallest components inside atoms to the largest galaxies, and from living cells to new materials.

Department News

The UR Physics Department is hiring! As one of the country's top growing undergraduate departments, we are seeking a new faculty member to begin in August 2017. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a keen interest and ability in undergraduate teaching and will maintain a vigorous research program that engages undergraduate students in substantive research outcomes. A full description of the position is available here.

Physics: Great Career Preparation

No matter what you have planned for your future, a physics education can provide you with a great foundation to get there.

Undergraduate physics majors have:

  • The second highest average MCAT score in 2012. Only economics majors scored higher.
  • The second highest average LSAT score in 2012. Only mathematics majors scored higher.
  • The highest mean GMAT score from 2008-2012.

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Department News

The American Institute of Physics has named UR's Physics Department to its list of large programs for the first time this year. Learn more.

As fall registration approaches, the Physics Department has instituted a registration policy for PHYS 131 and 132. Students interested in either of these courses should read the updated policy on the department blog.

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Contact Information

Mailing address:
Department of Physics
Gottwald Center for the Sciences
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

(804) 289-8783
Fax: (804) 484-1542

Administrative coordinator: Mary Ann Stewart
Chair: Ted Bunn