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Physics

A little bit about us ...

  • 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.
  • We offer a low student/faculty ratio.
  • Research participation is encouraged for undergraduates, using modern instructional and research laboratories.
  • We have a nationally recognized SPS (Society of Physics Students) chapter.
  • Internship and co-op opportunities are available to all students.

Academics

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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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
Research 09.14.20
National Science Foundation awards University of Dayton research team $63K to apply machine learning to 3-D printing on nanoscale

The National Science Foundation awarded a $63,215 supplemental grant to University of Dayton physics, computer science and electro-optics researchers to apply data science technology to an advanced manufacturing process for building three-dimensional structures at nanoscale, or a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

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Research 07.14.20
University of Dayton researchers find technique for 3-D printing on nanoscale that can correct mistakes

University of Dayton physics and electro-optics researchers Md Shah Alam, Qiwen Zhan and Chenglong Zhao have created a less expensive 3-D printing method on a nanoscale, or a thousand times smaller than a human hair, that can manufacture nanostructures and erase mistakes. Top nanotechnology journal Nano Letters published their findings.

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Research 05.21.20
University of Dayton physicist receives AI for Earth grant from Microsoft

University of Dayton physicist Ivan Sudakov was awarded an AI for Earth grant from Microsoft to help further global research efforts in Arctic climate change.

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Research 05.08.20
University of Dayton physicist lobbies for STEM-related issues in Washington, D.C.

University of Dayton physicist Jay Mathews first fell in love with physics because of its ability to challenge and stimulate the brain. Today, that passion drives him to advocate for legislative change on behalf of the sciences as a member of the American Physical Society.

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