Student and Alumni Success

Student & Alumni Success 

Quick Facts About the UD Physics Department

  • Physics majors have received prestigious Fulbright teaching and research awards, National Science Foundation fellowships, and Goldwater Scholarships.
  • In the 60 years that degrees have been awarded for the UD Physics Department there have been 212 students graduating in Physics, an average of 4.0 per year, although recent years have seen a rise in our number of graduates.
  • Graduates were highly successful securing fellowships, assistantships, or scholarships from quality graduate departments. National awards include six from the NSF, two from the AEC, 2-3 Fulbrights, two Goldwater Scholarships, and a Woodrow Wilson.
  • At least 27% of physics graduates have received a Ph.D. in physics or related field.
  • Physics graduates have received at least 59 Ph.D's, 54 M.S's, 23 M.A's, 12 M.D's and 8 J.D's.  Data are missing for many graduates and over 20 alums are in the candidate phase for advanced degrees.

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Senior Story 2020: For Bio Major, UD's Value Transcends Science

When it came time for Ana Henriquez, BA '20 and Class of 2020 valedictorian, to pick a college, she knew she wanted a small, Catholic, liberal arts university that offered both biology and Latin. That sounds like UD in a nutshell, and she thought so too. In the spring of her senior year of high school at The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, as she approached UD's campus for her last visit, she knew she would spend the next four years there and shouted to her mom, "Look, that's my tower! That's my home!"

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Senior Story 2020: Legacy Physics Major Soars Toward Aerospace

Given his strong UD legacy, Bill Bennett, BS '20, was practically destined to attend the University of Dallas. Stories about UD's Rome Program and rugby were essential aspects of Bennett's childhood given that both of his parents, as well as many extended relatives, are UD alumni. But while UD was in his blood, he ultimately chose UD because he wanted both a liberal arts education and a degree in physics, and he knew UD was the best place to combine the two.

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Senior Story 2020: Business Major Pursues Cybersecurity

It is not uncommon for the University of Dallas (UD) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to get confused, and Adella Klinte, BA '20, was unfortunately subject to that confusion. When she applied to UD, Klinte thought she was applying to UTD. Crazy though it may seem, Klinte thinks it was God's plan all along.

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