2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without addenda) 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (without 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.

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 senior physics project plus physics seminar.

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences: 20 Credits


Students are required to take 20 credits in the humanities and social sciences requiring EXPOS-UA 1  and EXPOS-UA 2  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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