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-175Single Variable Calculus

4 credits

MAT-275Multivariable Calculus

4 credits

CSC-150Computer Science I: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

3 credits

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

4 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical 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-198Natural 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-285Introduction to Proof

1 credit

Complete required preparatory courses in Mathematics and Physics (8 credits)
PHY-272Analytical Physics II

4 credits

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

MAT-352Differential Equations

3 credits

Complete upper-division required coursework in Physics by completing two of the following (6 credits):
PHY-301Theoretical Mechanics

3 credits

PHY-313Thermal Physics

3 credits

PHY-330Electricity & Magnetism

3 credits

PHY-400Quantum 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-490Mathematics-Physics Capstone

3 credits

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

PHY-235Electronics

3 credits

PHY-235LElectronics Laboratory

1 credit

MAT-285Introduction to Proof

1 credit

MAT-361Linear Algebra

3 credits

MAT-431Complex 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.