Department of Chemistry and Physics
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Physicists are those who seek out "how things work" through the examination of the basic principles and phenomena of the universe.
Physics also relates to many other fields of study such as engineering, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics.
We offer two degree options:
These options give students the freedom to choose a degree that best fits their interests.
The B.S. degree is for students wishing to pursue graduate study or careers in research, industry, teaching, or engineering.
The B.A. degree is essentially the same as the B.S. degree with the exception of additional courses in Humanities and Foreign Languages.
The department also offers a minor in physics for students with an interest in the field of physics.
In this program established with the University of Virginia, student position themselves for graduate studies in engineering. Students in the program complete 90 credit hours (3 years of study) at Longwood University that count toward the B.S. in physics. Upon acceptance into this program, students spend the fourth year at the University of Virginia in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as a visiting non-degree seeking undergraduate student. Courses taken during the fourth year at the University of Virginia transfer back to Longwood University to complete the B.S. in physics. After completion of the B.S. degree, students are eligible to apply for admission to a master's degree or Ph.D engineering program at the University of Virginia.