Department of Physics

The physics department at Rollins provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in physics in a vibrant, liberal-arts environment.

Summer Research

Physics majors are staying on campus this summer conducting original, professional research as part of the Student Faculty Collaborative Research Program. 

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Engineering Foundation

Interested in engineering? Future engineers may concentrate in physics for the first three years at Rollins and then transfer to one of the engineering schools with which the college participates in a 3-2 dual-degree program.

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Award-Winning Faculty

Our distinguished physics faculty includes a Florida Professor of the Year.

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Physics at Rollins

Physics majors at Rollins receive an excellent education in physics, while enjoying a special relationship with their faculty mentors. Our state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories ensure a challenging and rewarding classroom environment, while providing opportunities for you to interact closely with faculty.

Research Opportunities

Rollins physics majors can gain professional research experience starting as early as their first year.  In a truly collaborative environment, students who join our research labs are involved in the scientific process at every level.  Students often present original research at national and international conferences, and many graduate with at least one publication in a peer reviewed journal.  Through the Student Faculty Collaborative Research Program, students can continue researching through the summer months.  Learn More

Engineers Start Here

Physics provides a foundation for students interested in engineering — the application of physical principles to the design of products and processes needed in today’s technological world. Future engineers may concentrate in physics for the first three years at Rollins and then transfer to one of the engineering schools with which the college participates in a 3/2 dual-degree program. Learn More

Physics Careers

Some Rollins physics graduates teach or work in industry while others pursue master’s of business administration degrees (MBA). Many physics majors go on to graduate school in specialized areas of physics, while others continue in such fields as astronomy, oceanography, materials science, and applied physics. Since physics majors know how to solve problems and use technology, they find interesting jobs with or without a higher degree.

Department of Physics
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue – 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2223