Investigate the fundamental behavior of the natural world.

Seek to understand nature at the most basic level in order to establish an experimental and theoretical foundation for scientific knowledge. Focus your studies on a variety of areas, including experimental and theoretical studies of musical instruments, galaxy formation, planetary evolution, physical acoustics, ultrasonic spectroscopy, and computational atomic scattering.

Use computer analysis and mathematical and computer modeling in state-of-the-art laboratories to apply physical principles to the design of products and processes needed in today's technological world.

In the pre-engineering program, you may concentrate in physics for your 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.

Go on to graduate school in specialized areas of physics or continue your studies in the fields of astronomy, oceanography, materials science, and applied physics.

Major and Minor Requirements

Visit the Rollins catalogue to access the program requirements.


Department of Physics
Bush Science Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2223
F. 407.646.2479
Department of Physics website
Christopher Fuse
Associate Professor
Bush Science Center 118D
Pamela Mason
Administrative Assistant
Bush Science Center 110
Thomas Moore
Bush Science Center 269
Elmarie Mortimer
Visiting Assistant Professor
Bush Science Center 218D
Anne Murdaugh
Assistant Professor
Bush Science Center 312A