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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 12.14.21

The National Science Foundation awarded two University of Dayton researchers a grant to model critical changes in Arctic sea ice to detect and predict the growth and movement of large algae blooms in the Arctic Ocean, related to that region’s warming climate.

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Faculty and Staff 11.02.21

The National Institutes of Health awarded University of Dayton physics researcher Chenglong Zhao a four-year, $1.5 million grant to develop a new super-resolution imaging system that can provide high-quality images of biological structures 10,000 times smaller than a human hair.

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Campus and Community 11.01.21

A University of Dayton campus landmark since 1959, the Foucault pendulum in Sherman Hall is swinging again after several rounds of repairs in recent years. After decades of wear and tear, and a more recent alignment issue in 2020, faculty and staff restored the pendulum to working order during the summer.

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