Lenoir-Rhyne is one of the few schools left which offers a strong, traditional physics curriculum. It is felt that such a background is able to provide our students with many options for today's competitive job market.
Physics and Earth Science offers courses in three areas: Astronomy, Earth Science, and Physics. The Environmental Studies concentration in Physics or Earth Science and course requirements are outlined in the Interdisciplinary Studies chapter. Physics and Earth Science provides for a special emphasis in Astronomy and provides a strong undergraduate concentration of courses in this field for students planning to pursue graduate work in Astronomy.
In addition, Physics and Earth Science in conjunction with other academic programs, offers General Studies programs in Environmental Studies, Pre-Engineering, and Science for Teachers.