Study physics at Miami University!

  • Did You Know...

    Kreger Hall► There are about 100 undergraduate majors in the Physics Department with 16 full time faculty members.

    ► 70% of physics undergraduates engage in research before graduation and 15-20% of those are co-authors on research papers.

  • Academic Advising

    Physics students in classMiami University's retention rate of 89% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. A major in the physics department is assigned an adviser in their first year who will remain their adviser throughout their undergraduate education.

  • Get Involved in SPS

    President Ethan Clements grilling at the picnicMiami University has an active chapter of the Society of Physics Students. Regular activities include weekly meetings, outreach, field trips, and fun, with two annual picnics and monthly pizza and movie nights.

  • Get Involved in Astronomy

    Miami University Astronomy Club 3 planets eastern skyThe Miami University Astronomy Club meets regularly during the academic year. With a Questar, several other telescopes, and a remote observatory, students can observe in all types of weather.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    JYR research groupUndergraduates have the opportunity to conduct research beginning in the first year. Undergraduate and graduate students often work side by side to achieve their research goals.

  • Opportunities and Experience

    Student presenting at Frontiers in OpticsUndergraduates in physics have the opportunity to present research findings at national meetings. Pictured are faculty member Perry Rice and his student, Ethan Stanifer, at the Frontiers in Optics conference in Orlando, FL.

Announcements and News

Teresa Kolb retires
Administrative Assistant in Physics for 13 years and Miami employee for nearly 38 years, Teresa Kolb retired on November 30, 2017. The department honored her with an Open House in the Heritage Room at Shriver Center on Nov 28. With many long-time friends, co-workers, and family in attendance, the department presented her with an Apple watch and accessories, and recognized her contributions to the department over the years.

Alumnus Ryan Perhala honored as 18 of the last 9
Captain Ryan Perhala (BS Physics '09) visited campus on October 26 and 27 as an honoree of the 2017 Class of 18 of the Last 9. Ryan is an instructor pilot at the United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada and spent two days in Oxford meeting with students, touring the remains of Culler Hall (now absorbed by Armstrong Student Center) and visiting Kreger Hall.

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