Mathematical Physics

Mathematical Physics at Viterbo

Math and physics are crucial to the understanding, predicting, and manipulating the behavior of the physical universe and everything in it. Mathematical physics is an exciting and engaging field of study for students intrigued with the “hows and whys” of the world around them an strong interest in computer programming, computer interfacing, mathematical modeling, problem solving, analytical/critical thinking, and data analysis.

Students in the Viterbo University mathematical physics program will work closely with faculty members and will gain the knowledge and skills that prepare them for a wide range of careers in physics, applied math, engineering, and other applied sciences.

Apply or plan a visit today to get started on your education and a career in mathematical physics.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed research experience with opportunities for additional research, including a paid summer program
  • Emphasis on medical physics and a strong relationship with local medical phyics professionals
  • Opportunity to use industry grade equipment in ultrasonic imaging, radiation treatment and medical imaging at a local hospital
  • Teaching labs equipped with sensors and interfaces that allow for computer-based data acquisition and analysis
  • Access to industry-standard software for running simulations and processing and analyzing data


Featured Alumni

“Viterbo provided an intimate undergraduate experience between students and faculty, an indispensable asset for learning rigorous math and science. My experiences tutoring students in statistics and general physics as well as conducting research with faculty members significantly improved my ability to convey complex concepts. Having transitioned into medical physics, where you can find yourself speaking with anyone from a patient to a physician, I would assert that my education at Viterbo was priceless.”

Andrew Santoso '13
University of Wisconsin medical physics doctoral program

Career Examples

  • Actuarial science
  • Applied math
  • Data science
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Medical physics
  • Meteorology
  • Patent law
  • Research
  • Software engineering
  • Technical writing

Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee