2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics and Physics, B.S.


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Dual Major in Physics and Mathematics


The core of the program is 30 credits of required Physics courses and 29 credits of required Math courses. Students pursuing the dual major must also take an additional 10 credits of Physics electives and 9 credits of Math electives. 15 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are reserved for a senior project. The remaining credits are used to satisfy other Institute and state requirements. The proposed curriculum is outlined in detail below.

Physics Electives: 10 Credits


Students should select 10 credits from the following list of Physics elective courses. Graduate courses may be substituted with adviser’s approval.

Math Electives: 9 Credits


Students should select 9 credits from the following list of Math elective courses. Graduate courses may be substituted with adviser’s approval.

Free Electives, Independant Study and Projects: 15 Credits


15 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 8 credits are reserved for a math project/thesis or a 6 credit physics project plus senior physics seminar.

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences: 18 Credits


Students are required to take 18 credits in the humanities and social sciences requiring EW 1013  and EW 1023  as prerequisites. To ensure some depth of knowledge, it is required that one or more of these elective courses be taken at an advanced level.

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