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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
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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Faculty 10.21.19
UD physicist develops model that predicts Arctic ice melt

A new study co-published by a University of Dayton physicist offers a model to better predict the effects of climate change on Arctic sea ice. Their discovery, which is gaining attention from popular science and technology publications such as Scientific American, Physics World and WIRED, could improve climate models for predicting ice loss in the Arctic.

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CONTACT

Department of physics

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