Department of Physics General Information
The Physics Department of the University of Akron consists of 8 full-time faculty members. We offer programs leading to the
• BS degree in physics
• MS degree in physics
In collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physics offers a chemical physics option as part of the chemistry Ph.D. program. Students may also pursue PhDs in Polymer Physics or Polymer Engineering under the supervision of physics faculty with joint appointments in those departments.
• are innovative
• use interactive teaching methods
• encourage students to participate in faculty research projects
We offer rich opportunities for research spanning all levels from undergraduate to doctoral. All of our faculty have grant-supported research and actively involve students in their research projects. We pay particular attention to undergraduates and try to involve students in research as soon as possible so they can gain valuable experience. Several of our faculty have joint appointments in other PhD granting departments whose research interests overlap with ours. This offers considerable scope for interdisciplinary research. Departments include chemistry, polymer science, polymer engineering, and UA's new Integrative Biology program.