PEAK Majors

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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-150

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 is equivalent)

4

MAT-152

Calculus II

4

MAT-251

Calculus III

4

Complete 1 course from the following:

PHY-230

Digital Electronics

3

PHY-240

Electronics and Laboratory

4

PHY-271

Analytical Physics and Laboratory

4

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicates effectively, using the language, concepts, and processes of mathematics and physics.
  • Uses the methodologies of mathematics and physics to define and solve problems independently and collaboratively.
  • Uses a wide variety of laboratory techniques with accuracy and precision.
  • Finds, selects, and uses appropriate scientific and mathematical information to support his/her work.
  • Uses different strategies to analyze and synthesize physical data.
  • Critiques the data, strategies, and models used in mathematics and physics.

Note: 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