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Chair’s Message - Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics


The disciplines of mathematics, physics, and statistics are fundamental to our scientific and technological understanding.

I hope you have enjoyed the video about our physics program. A physics degree can open doors to rich choices among different and rewarding careers. It allows you to explore advanced technologies in a variety of modern scientific fields. With a physics degree, you can go to medical school or pursue graduate programs in engineering, physics, and related areas. It can open the door to the very rewarding career of medical physics. For more information on this career, visit the website Our physics program offers two specialized tracks: biophysics and materials science. Should you like to pursue a more general plan of studies of physics, we also have a general track. We enjoy state-of-the-art research equipment and student-centered instruction. Our graduates are accepted to very competitive graduate schools and are very successful.

Along with the physics major, our department offers courses in three different fields—mathematics, physics, and statistics—in a strong interdisciplinary environment. You may also choose to explore these fascinating and vital disciplines further, with expanded study that would well supplement your major. We offer minors in mathematics, physics, biophysics, and statistics. Courses in the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics are taught by a diverse, student-centered faculty whose varied research offers you a chance to gain valuable hands-on experience as part of your curriculum.

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you would like more information or to plan a visit.

Elia Eschenazi
Chair and Professor
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics


Elia Eschenazi, PhD

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center, Room 242


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495