PEAK Majors

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The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Core encourages all majors and minors in our Department to experience similar theoretical, analytical, and algorithmic viewpoints. This collection of courses incorporates programming, problem solving, abstract analysis, and applications.

Mathematics-Physics Major

39-43 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

MAT-275

Multivariable Calculus
(Depending on placement, students may be required to take prerequisite courses MAT-150 and/or MAT-175.)

4

Complete the following:

PHY-271

Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

5

PHY-272

Analytical Physics II and Laboratory

5

Additional Requirements

PHY-494

Independent Study

1-3

MAT/PHY- ELEC

Mathematics or Physics upper-division (300-level or above) coursework (MAT or PHY)

18

Elective upper division courses must include at least two of the following courses:

PHY-301

Theoretical Mechanics

3

PHY-313

Thermal Physics

3

PHY-330

Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHY-400

Quantum Physics

2-3

Notes

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

PHY-240/240L Analog Electronics and Laboratory

MAT-431 Complex Variables

PHY All Upper-Division (300/400 level) Physics Courses