Catholic University’s campus is about 3 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Students have access to the Library of Congress, and the libraries of many other research centers such as those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the National Institutes of Health. Our students have the opportunity to complete internships and research at these same institutions as well as many others.

  • Physics instrument


    The Physics Department offers research-intensive graduate and undergraduate programs through small classes and active partnerships with top scientific research institutions, including NASA and our own Vitreous State Laboratory.

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  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


    A variety of paid summer research internships are available in physics and astrophysics.

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  • Students in physics lab

    Research Opportunities

    A variety of research opportunities are available to undergraduate and graduate physics students.

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  • Students riding scooters on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol building

    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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