Why Physics at E&H?

At Emory & Henry, we allow students to learn physics by doing physics. 

Students laughing while talking about an experiment

We keep lectures to a minimum. Our general physics course and many of our advanced courses are based on the philosophy that you must construct your own understanding. Instructors work with teams and individuals, asking questions, helping you to solve problems, and offering guidance. 

As a physics student you will
  • work in teams in the laboratory using an activity guide that asks you to make predictions
  • carry out experiments
  • analyze the results, and
  • write about the experience

Students work with a speed of light experiment.Students work with a speed of light experiment.In advanced courses such as analytical mechanics, modern physics, and electronics, a significant part of class time is spent working problems at the board, hooking up circuits, or performing computer analyses.