Math and Physics Track for the BS in Mathematics
The Mathematics and Physics Track of the BS in Mathematics provides a balance between mathematics courses and physics courses up to the level of multivariable calculus, ordinary differential equations, and an introduction to quantum mechanics.
- Students are prepared for a career in scientific or technical areas.
- Although it is possible, after some additional study, to proceed to graduate study in mathematics or physics through this track, it is preferable to do so through the Mathematics Track or through a Physics Major, respectively.
In addition to the requirements below for the BS in Mathematics, students need to satisfy the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
Students in all tracks of the math major must complete:
- MATH 281 Calculus 1
- MATH 282 Calculus 2
- MATH 283 Calculus 3
- MATH 286 Linear Algebra 1
Students in the Mathematics and Physics Track must also complete:
- MATH 304 Calculus 4
- MATH 308 Ordinary Differential Equations
- PHYS 210 Introduction to Classical Mechanics
- PHYS 220 Introduction to Fluids, Harmonics, and Waves
- PHYS 230 Introduction to Electromagnetism
- PHYS 250 Introduction to Modern Physics
- PHYS 313 Classical Mechanics 1
- PHYS 360 Quantum Mechanics 1
- PHYS 490 Senior Project
In addition, in their final year, students in the Mathematics and Physics Track are required to:
- Take an assessment test to be chosen by the Department of Mathematics, and to submit the results to the Department of Mathematics. Students, who take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for entry into graduate school or for other purposes, may satisfy this requirement by simply submitting their GRE results to the Department of Mathematics. Students not taking the GRE will need to consult the Department of Mathematics to determine an appropriate test.