Physics

Physics Department Visit Day Nov. 19

Join us to tour campus, see our classrooms and labs, and meet with Physics Department faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at noon.

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The University of Hartford is a great place to study physics! Our small class sizes allow you to get one on one instruction from faculty who get to know you and your career goals. There is room for many unrestricted electives which allows you to tailor a program to your individual goals and interests. There is even an opportunity to take special graduate-level courses or combine your physics major with a variety of minors and courses such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, business, English, music, art, or education. This flexibility can prepare you for a wide range of careers, both in and outside of the field of physics.

We offer two undergraduate physics programs:

The Bachelor of Arts in Physics includes a concentration in physics with requirements in mathematics and chemistry, and a broad range of required and elective courses in the arts and sciences.

The Bachelor of Science in Physics is an intensive program to prepare you for graduate study in physics or for employment in industries such as health sciences, telecommunications, fiber optics technology, laser applications, or computer modeling.

A minor in physics is also available if you are interested in physics but are majoring in other areas like computer science, mathematics, or biology.

Hands-On Experience

Students working in Physics lab.

No matter what you are interested in, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct research alongside professors in the areas of computational physics, geophysics, astrophysics, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, and advancements in physics instruction. You also may publish your work in professional journals or present your research at regional and the national conferences such as the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics. There also are opportunities for internships. Our students have interned at places like the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Tutoring

Students in Tutoring Lab.

You can receive one-on-one help from an upper-class physics student by signing up for a tutoring session in the Center for Student Success. It’s a great way to enhance your coursework and meet other physics students. Sign up is easy! 

Meet the Physics Department

Laurence I. ("Larry") Gould
Professor
Physics

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Mako Haruta
Department Chair; Associate Professor
Mathematics
Physics

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Dan Liu
Assistant Professor
Physics

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James McDonald
Associate Dean of Finance; Associate Professor; Interim Chair, Judaic Studies Program
Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
Dean's Office
Physics

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Hashini Mohottala
Assistant Professor
Physics

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Brian Wells
Assistant Professor
Physics

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Fei Xue
Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Mathematics and Physics
Mathematics

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Shelley Fischer
Office Coordinator
Mathematics

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Debi Perleoni
Office Coordinator
Computing Sciences
Physics

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