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Most physics students have an innate curiosity about nature, and they heavily utilize mathematics to describe the world around them. Our program prepares majors with the necessary technical knowledge and skills, intellectual curiosity, and ethical awareness to become life long learners who contribute to society. To serve a variety of career objectives and interests, the Physics Department offers five concertrations leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Physics B.S. Program

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A minor in Physics is a great way to supplement any science major or simply support a student who would like a well-rounded background. Many math and engineering students decide to enhance their majors with a minor in Physics.

Physics Minor


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The Master's program in physics provides an education within experimental and theoretical physics and aims at giving the candidates a broad professional background in physics. The candidate can focus the program towards a variety of topics based on ongoing research activities at the Physics Department.

Physics M.S. Program

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The PhD program educates students to become scholars and researchers of physics. Our graduates are trained to teach and to carry out original research that is theoretical, experimental, or both. Our program prepares scientists for careers in academic, industrial, and government settings.

Physics Ph.D. Program

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!