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Physics and Astronomy

Our students receive a strong, in-depth education in classical and modern physics. Majors are well prepared for further education in graduate or professional programs, including medical physics for teaching in high schools or for positions in industry and government. It is not uncommon for majors to receive summer research fellowships at institutions such as Argonne National Lab, Louisiana State University and the University of Toledo.

Students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy receive individual attention in small upper-level courses (5 to 15 students) and participate in research with faculty in astronomy, plasma physics, solid-state physics and optics. Students and faculty also regularly attend meetings of the Ohio-region Section of the American Physical Society, and present papers at regional and national conferences.


Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a full undergraduate physics curriculum necessary for success in graduate school. In fact, many of our graduates have gone on to enroll in top graduate programs at MIT, Ohio State University, Penn State University and the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Physics and Astronomy

Erin B. Swick

Science Annex 107A
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed