McMicken College of Arts & SciencesMcMicken College of Arts & SciencesUniversity of Cincinnati

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Physics

Department of Physics

Physics seeks to discover How Things Work, and Why, using advanced mathematical, analytical, and technical means. Students of Physics experience the thrill of discovery while gaining tremendously marketable skills. Our faculty, nationally and internationally known researchers, welcome undergraduate and graduate student participation in research.

The University of Cincinnati was the first institution west of the Appalachian mountains to offer a PhD in Physics. We are located just north of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, a scenic city of "Seven Hills" nestled in the Ohio River Valley with a remarkable range of cultural and recreational activities.

Our undergraduate program is small and friendly, an oasis in a large institution. Our flexible BS and BA degrees prepare students for a variety of careers. Independent research is required for the degree; many take this opportunity to work with faculty on forefront research, and the majority go on to highly ranked PhD programs.

Our graduate program focuses mainly on the PhD. In addition to the research areas inside the department, interdisciplinary options in chemistry, medical imaging, physics education, and engineering are available.