The physics program at the University of Mary Washington is committed to providing high-quality instruction in the context of a broad liberal education. Such an education should meet the educational needs of students who plan to specialize in physics or a related discipline, as well as students who have a general interest in the discipline.

For physics majors, the goal of the program is to create an academically rigorous, yet supportive environment. The curriculum we offer provides a sound preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in physics and related disciplines. The career paths chosen by our alumni convinces us that the critical thinking and problem solving skills we help to develop in our students provide an excellent foundation for a wide variety of career options.

For non-majors, the goal of the program is to enrich their educational experience by broadening their knowledge of physics.