Sherry D. Byers
Administrative Assistant

P: (540) 464-7225
F: (540) 464-7767

320 Mallory Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450


Cadets interested in majoring in physics or obtaining a minor in either physics or astronomy are encouraged to speak with a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Cadets who are already physics majors should meet regularly with their academic advisors to ensure that their curriculum plan satisfies the institutional and departmental requirements for graduation.

Career Advising

A bachelor’s degree in physics is the gateway to a wide variety of technical careers as well as graduate and professional school opportunities.  

  • Technical Careers in the Military, Nuclear Energy, Medical Physics, and many other exciting areas
  • Careers in Secondary Education (Teaching High School Physics)
  • Graduate Study in Physics, Astrophysics, Nuclear Engineering, and other related disciplines
  • Professional School in Medicine and Law

In the Department of Physics & Astronomy, dedicated faculty members provide guidance and support to students as they pursue career and graduate or professional school opportunities.