What do the fields of nanotechnology, medical imaging, biomedical research, alternative energy sources, and new computer technologies have in common? They are all possible career paths that a degree in the new physics program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can provide.
The bachelor of science physics program, which was recently approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
’s Department of Education, will afford students with three tracks, including a biophysics or materials science track.
“Physics is the basis for many of the innovations of the modern world,” said Dr. Elia V. Eschenazi, chair of the Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science Department. “Where would we be without physics? Transistors, computers, cell phones, iPods, digital cameras, pacemakers, artificial limbs, and even airplanes all owe their functionality to physicists.”
- With a general BS in physics, students will be prepared for engineering, medical, graduate, teaching, and other professional schools, as well as a career in industry or any other pursuit in which knowledge of physics is a prerequisite.
- By concentrating in the biophysics degree track, students will get a heavier emphasis in biological sciences that would benefit them in careers as a medical physicist, biomedical researcher, or imaging/MRI professional.
- With a degree from the materials science and nanotechnology track, students will receive a heavier focus on new materials and nanostructures, useful in the development of new biomedical technologies, cancer research, alternative sources of energy, the next generation of computers, and engineering functions.
“What is great about the development of the physics program at the University is that students can benefit from the our unique offerings,” Dr. Eschenazi explained. “Combine the unique, individualized physics curriculum with courses in drug delivery and drug discovery, psychology or health sciences, biological science and chemistry, and students are well on their way to exceptional careers in a vast range of biomedical or neuroscience fields as well as in high-tech research and development.”
Happy Birthday Einstein!
The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics’ celebrated Albert Einstein’s 130th birthday on Friday, March 13. The event drew attention to the department’s newly approved bachelor of science in physics program, and included poetry, songs, games, and an appearance by Einstein himself.
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