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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Research Opportunity
Physics Summer Research Experience
The Department of Physics welcomes applications for the 2019 Physics Summer Research Experience. This program is a partnership between the University and Morehouse College, Morgan State University and St. Mary’s University. 
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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.

In the News
Faculty 04.15.19
Mann Chair in the Sciences

The University of Dayton has appointed Umesh Haritashya as the Brother Leonard A. Mann, S.M., Chair in the Sciences. Haritashya is an associate professor of geology. He joined the University faculty in 2008.

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Research 11.08.18
Arctic Ice Research

University of Dayton doctoral student Ming Gong '15 is more comfortable at the keyboard of a computer or piano than trekking across snow and ice in sub-freezing temperatures. But, during May and June, she spent 10 days at a field summer school in Utqiagvik, Alaska, where she learned how to collect physical data in the Arctic.

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Faculty 10.08.18
Nano Manufacturing

The National Science Foundation has awarded two University of Dayton researchers $317,158 to study a new manufacturing process for building three-dimensional structures that are 1,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

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CONTACT

Department of physics

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