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Physics Undergraduate Advising Office

The Director of Undergraduate Studies, David Goldberg, PhD, is your primary source of information about the physics program and can help in answering most questions. The physics adviser works with current and prospective physics majors, as well as those enrolled in coursework.

The advising office is located in Disque Hall 808. You can reach David Goldberg, PhD, at 215.895.2715, or at, but we encourage students to stop by his office during regular office hours.


  • An adviser will be assigned to every physics major or double major for the duration of the student's time in the Department of Physics.
  • Students are free to switch advisers at any time and for any reason (none needs to be given). Simply obtain the consent of the new adviser and notify the old adviser and Director of Undergraduate Studies (David Goldberg, PhD).
  • Students are to meet with their advisers at least once per term. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule the appointment.
  • Prior to each new term, a student must fill out a Proposed Schedule Form, which the adviser must see. The adviser doesn't need to approve the schedule. He/she is to merely advise the student as to the applicability of that schedule toward graduation. It is up to the student to take that advice or not.
  • Following each co-op, the student and the adviser must fill out a co-op Debriefing Form so they can evaluate the success and failure of the Co-op program.
  • All meetings will be considered confidential unless stated otherwise.