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.

In the News
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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Sciences 08.27.18
Physics 'Research Triangle'

The University of Dayton Department of Physics has partnered with St. Mary's University and Morehouse College to offer their students summer research opportunities in Dayton with access to facilities and funding that might not be available at the smaller, minority-serving institutions.

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Sciences 03.23.18
'Distinguished' Physics Students

The National Society of Physics Students named the University of Dayton's chapter a distinguished chapter for the 2016-17 academic year, for its involvement in local, regional and national Society of Physics Students meetings and events. This comes on the heels of the national organization bestowing "outstanding" and "distinguished" designations on the UD chapter in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively.

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CONTACT

Department of physics

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