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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.


Dr. Ted Bunn was featured in the Woman's Day magazine article "10 Things You Never Knew About Roller Coasters."

Congratulations to the UR chapter of the Society of Physics students who were awarded the Blake Lilly Prize from the national Society of Physics Students organization. The Lilly Prize recognizes SPS chapters and individuals who make a genuine effort to positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public about physics. This is the second honor for the chapter, which was also recognized as an outstanding chapter earlier this year.

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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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