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Welcome to the Department of Physics.

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.

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The study of physics: a world of exciting discovery.

The Department of Physics at the University of Dayton offers three undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. These programs are majors in physics, physics/computer science, and physical science. The Department of Physics is also part of the Electro-Optics Graduate Program, which is a joint graduate program between the Department of Physics, the Department of Electrical Engineering, and the University of Dayton Research Institute. Undergraduate majors are strongly encouraged to become involved in undergraduate research projects and many opportunities exist for such work. Graduates find that the undergraduate physics programs at UD provide them with the foundation for various careers in physics and related fields.

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Putting your education to use.

Our graduates find that the undergraduate physics degree provides them with a foundation for various careers in physics and other fields as well. The American Physical Society's (APS) Careers web site provides information on and links to career programs and activities organized by the APS such as an online career center database, job fair listings, career workshops, and career reports.

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Learn from extracurricular experiences.

Physics majors can choose from several curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance their learning experience.

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Get to know us.

The faculty and staff of the Department of Physics invite you to meet us and find out what we have to offer.

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Research and learning go hand in hand.

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service.

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Let us help you in your quest for knowledge.

Please contact us for more information about our programs.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Office Information

Department of Physics
University of Dayton
Science Center Room 111
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2314

Phone: 937-229-2311
Fax: 937-229-2180