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Physics

Welcome to the Department of Physics

Undergraduate Studies

We offer the Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, Physics and Physics-Computer Science. Explore your program requirements and options.

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Graduate Studies

Many of our undergraduate majors go on to graduate studies in physics and related areas. In a joint effort with the School of Engineering, we offer the graduate program in Electro-Optics.

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About Us

The Department of Physics at the University of Dayton offers a vigorous program in both its educational and research endeavors. Our majors are strongly encouraged to become involved in undergraduate research projects and many opportunities exist for such. Graduates find that the undergraduate physics degree provides them with the foundation for various careers in physics and other fields as well. Some of the features of the department:

  • UD ranks among the top 4-year private colleges in the number of graduates who earn the Ph.D. degree in physics.
  • UD physics majors consistently win academic scholarships in national competition.
  • Low student/faculty ratio.
  • Research participation for undergraduates.Modern instructional and research laboratories.
  • Nationally recognized SPS (Society of Physics Students) chapter.
  • Internship and co-op opportunities.

Among these features, the low student/faculty ratio and undergraduate research participation add a dynamic atmosphere to the UD physics department.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

In the News
Diversity and Inclusion 09.12.19
Diversity and Inclusion Advocate

The Optical Society will honor University of Dayton physicist Jay Mathews with its 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Recognition award for encouraging and fostering diversity, and providing opportunities for underserved students in the field of optics and photonics.

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Research 05.21.19
Ford Foundation Fellow

The Ford Foundation awarded electro-optics doctoral student Joshua Burrow a fellowship — the first in the University of Dayton’s history — to support the final year of his dissertation writing and defense.

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Sustainability 05.07.19
Improving Access to Renewable Energy

The European Union has awarded University of Dayton researcher Bob Brecha a two-year, $200,000 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to work with Berlin-based Climate Analytics on bringing renewable energy to developing countries and examining the impact on areas accessing electricity for the first time. Only about 14 percent of applicants receive the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

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CONTACT

Department of physics

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2314
937-229-2311
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