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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.

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. Learn more >>

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Physics of Flight

Nearly 150 ninth-graders from a Marianist high school in St. Louis learned about the physics of flight on their visit to the University of Dayton and local aviation heritage sites.

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Going Places

A University of Dayton assistant physics professor is among 58 faculty nationwide sharing in nearly $21 million in U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Awards to promising young scientists to help jumpstart their research careers.

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Department of physics

Science Center 111 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2314

937-229-2311 

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