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Department of Physics

Inspiring awe in the structure of the universe

Physics is the science of how things work. Physicists study everything from subatomic particles, to the properties of materials used to construct electronic devices, to the laws that govern the universe on the largest scales. These endeavors require a combination of ‘hands on’ experiments, theory based on mathematical laws and models, and computation often used to bring the theory and experiment together. The boundaries between disciplines such and chemistry, physics and biology are inherently fuzzy and interdisciplinary fields such as biophysics, geophysics and chemical physics are at the forefront of much of today’s research.

Academics

The Department of Physics offers Bachelor of Science degrees in physics, pre-engineering, pre-health physics and liberal arts physics. Scholarships are available to Physics students based on their academic achievement and/or financial need. For a complete list of Physics scholarships click here. Learn more about our programs of study »

Research

Our faculty are active in different areas of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. In addition to course work, students are encouraged to get involved in research with the faculty. Learn more about our undergraduate research opportunities »

Faculty Success

Physics Department receives a LA Board of Regents enhancement grant

Physics Faculty, led by Prof. Armin Kargol, received a $30,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund. The grant will fund new computers, data acquisition systems, and equipment for introductory physics courses and laboratories.


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Student Success

Dr. Louis Barbier ’79 recently named NASA associate chief scientist

Louis Barbier '79 is currently serving as Associate Chief Scientist, NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC).


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Loyola Teacher Certification

Teach Secondary School Science, Math, Language and more

University Honors Program

The Honors program is open to qualified students of all majors.

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