The University of Connecticut is consistently ranked the Number 1 Public University in New England. The University's first Physical Review article was published in 1899, and the first physics course was taught in 1918. The Department of Physics granted its first Ph.D. in 1954. One (so far) of the Department's Graduate Students, David M. Lee, went to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics.
The Department of Physics offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as a vibrant research program with 29 full-time faculty.