# Mathematics-Physics Major

## 41 credits

### Major Requirements

#### Complete the Mathematics-Physics Core (17 credits):

The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Core provides a strong mathematical background to all Mathematics and Mathematics-Physics majors in our Department. This collection of courses incorporates mathematical methods and concepts and fundamentals of computer programming along with the foundational course in Analytical Physics as an introduction to problem-solving, abstract analysis, and applications.

MAT-175 | Single Variable Calculus | 4 credits |

MAT-275 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 credits |

CSC-150 | Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming | 3 credits |

PHY-271 | Analytical Physics I | 4 credits |

PHY-271L | Analytical Physics I Lab | 1 credit |

MAT-175: Depending on placement, completion of MAT-150 Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach may be required prior to enrolling in MAT-175.

##### Complete two semesters (1 credit) of Colloquium:

IND-198 | Natural Sciences and Mathematics Colloquium | 0.5 credits |

##### Optional for Mathematics-Physics Majors (1 credit):

Students planning to take upper-division mathematics courses other than MAT-352 Differential Equations must complete the following:

MAT-285 | Introduction to Proof | 1 credit |

##### Complete required preparatory courses in Mathematics and Physics (8 credits)

PHY-272 | Analytical Physics II | 4 credits |

PHY-272L | Analytical Physics II Lab | 1 credit |

MAT-352 | Differential Equations | 3 credits |

##### Complete upper-division required coursework in Physics by completing two of the following (6 credits):

PHY-301 | Theoretical Mechanics | 3 credits |

PHY-313 | Thermal Physics | 3 credits |

PHY-330 | Electricity & Magnetism | 3 credits |

PHY-400 | Quantum Physics | 3 credits |

#### Complete upper-division elective coursework in Mathematics and Physics (6 credits):

MAT and/or PHY Electives: Six credits of 300- or 400-level PHY or MAT courses

#### Complete the Mathematics-Physics Capstone (3 credits):

PHY-490 | Mathematics-Physics Capstone | 3 credits |

#### Students interested in graduate study in physics are strongly encouraged to take the following courses:

PHY-235 | Electronics | 3 credits |

PHY-235L | Electronics Laboratory | 1 credit |

MAT-285 | Introduction to Proof | 1 credit |

MAT-361 | Linear Algebra | 3 credits |

MAT-431 | Complex Analysis | 3 credits |

PHY-- | All 300 and 400-level Physics Courses |

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not minor in Physical Science.

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not major in Mathematics.

## Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, students will be able to:

1) Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of mathematics and physics and the ability to utilize that structure;

2) Demonstrate the ability to integrate mathematical and computer literacy with physics;

3) Employ appropriate mathematical and experimental methods and designs to solve physics problems;

4) Obtain assess, interpret, and communicate physical information; and

5) Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary social and ethical issues related to physics and mathematics.