Be Part of a Community...
The Physics Department is dedicated to helping their students achieve success both in the classroom and beyond. The department is comprised of a tight-knit group of majors with students active in a variety of clubs, including the Society of Physics Students. Physics students organize various campus events, travel to local schools, study together, relax together, and have an exclusive use of the “Physics Reading Room” – a student lounge with a computer lab and kitchenette.
Research Beyond the Classroom...
Physics students conduct and participate in a variety of undergraduate research projects leading to publications, conference presentations, and seminars. Students are highly involved faculty research of expertise; including biophysics, quantum optics, cosmology, gravitational physics, condensed matter physics, robotics and machine learning. The students have presented at national and regional conferences, co-authored published articles, and presented at Loyola seminars.
Continued Success After Graduation...
The students of the Physics Department achieve a wide variety of accomplishments after graduation. Physics alumni often continue their education in medical schools (very high acceptance rate), various engineering fields, astrophysics, neuroscience, statistics, earning MD, PhD or MSc degrees. Others have entered workforce directly and our alumni now work as researchers (astrophysics, neuroscience), engineers (off-shore wind turbines, biomedical, software), teachers and in many other professions.
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 »
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 »
Dr. Arnaldo Vargas gave invited talks in the meeting “Antiproton physics in the ELENA Era” organized by the Royal Society of London in Sept. 2017. He was also given the honor of being the first speaker at the “International Conference on Exotic Atoms and Related Topics” held by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Sept. 2017.
Loyola Physics students Cody Smith, Andrew Eddins and Kyra Woods have been working with Dr. Martin McHugh in his quantum optics lab in Monroe Hall over the last few semesters. This past April they were able to complete an experiment demonstrating one of the strangest properties of quantum physics – entanglement.