Physics is the study of the nature of Nature -- how the Universe works.  It is extremely challenging and highly mathematical, but the satisfaction of seeing Nature revealed is enormous.

We offer a BS Degree in Physics, and also a Minor

Our Faculty:


Dr Cecilia Barnbaum, PhD Astrophysics
Mr Perry Baskin, MS General Physics

Dr Dereth J. Drake, PhD

Plasma, General Physics
Dr Francis Flaherty, PhD Optics, General Physics
Dr Martha Leake, PhD Planetary Astronomy, Geophysics
Dr Kenneth Rumstay, PhD Astrophysics

Physics Major Advising

Our Students and their Activities


VSU's Physics Facilities


See our Internal Website Resources:

Mathematics Demonstrations

The Dance of Math and Physics

What Science IS and What it is NOT

Plagiarism:  A Student's Guide to Avoiding It


Other Useful Links