As a physics major, you’ll work closely with your professors in the classroom and laboratory, conduct independent study projects, and participate in student-faculty research. Through it all, you’ll gain critical thinking, writing, experimental, computational, and analytical skills while exploring and learning how the universe behaves.
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As an LVC physics major, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in paid, high-impact student-faculty research in quantum information, materials science, and nuclear physics. Two of our professors have won National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to support their student-faculty research. Our students consistently exceed the national average of the ETS Major Field Test in Physics, with several scoring above the 80th percentile.
Take a Quantum Leap in Your Physics Understanding
Get a head start on your science career! A select number of incoming first-year students are accepted into Research First every year, an immersive summer experience. You’ll work with faculty-led research teams and learn new experimental and/or computational techniques while getting to know the LVC community before starting classes in the fall.