Einstein. Hawking. Curie.
Want to follow in the footsteps of these famous physicists? The University of Toledo has a world-class physics department.
Physicists study matter and the physical world, from the vast universe to the smallest subatomic particles. They address age-old questions, such as “How do things work?” and “Where do we come from?” They question, observe, experiment and create models and theories to better understand our world.
The University of Toledo has a world-class Department of Physics and Astronomy. Our passionate faculty members work on cutting-edge research and encourage freshmen to work alongside them in the lab.
Physics is the basis for the other sciences and modern technology. It is responsible for solar power, microelectronics, lasers and nuclear energy. An understanding of physics plays a crucial role in addressing important challenges, such as energy production, semiconductor technology and climate change.
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Concentrations in our B.S. major include:
The astrophysics concentration is a good choice for students interested in pursuing graduate studies and an advanced research career in astronomy. A BA in astronomy from UToledo is another option for students interested in getting a strong background in basic physics and astronomy. You can customize your undergraduate education to pursue a variety of science-related careers.
UToledo students don’t just learn physics. They gain skills in critical thinking, problem solving, modeling, design and development — all important for keeping up with changing technology.
Many of our students pursue graduate degrees. Others find work in a wide array of careers, many of which don’t have “physics” in the job title. Physics graduates tend to advance quickly and find rewarding careers because of their strong backgrounds in fundamental science.
Graduates find opportunities in a wide variety of industries, such as:
UToledo physics alumni have worked for:
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Our strong emphasis on undergraduate research gives our students the skills to think on their own to solve technical problems. Students use modern research facilities, such as:
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Faculty and students in UToledo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy conduct world-class research. They have close ties to the larger, professional community. Our primary areas of strength are in: