In contrast to the BS in applied mathematics or the BS in physics with a mathematical physics concentration, this degree provides a synergistic, coherent, and parallel education in mathematics and physics. To a close approximation, the challenging course work corresponds to combining the mathematics and physics cores, with the Physics Laboratory cluster replaced by a single, fourthyear laboratory semester. A student in this new program may use either of two official advisors, one available from each department, who would also constitute a committee for the administration of the degree and the approval of curriculum petitions.
The BS degree in mathematics and physics requires a total of 126 credits, including:
A. Mathematics requirements (35)  
MATH 121  Calculus for Science and Engineering I  4 
MATH 122  Calculus for Science and Engineering II  4 
or MATH 124  Calculus II  
MATH 223  Calculus for Science and Engineering III  3 
or MATH 227  Calculus III  
MATH 224  Elementary Differential Equations  3 
or MATH 228  Differential Equations  
MATH 307  Linear Algebra  3 
MATH 308  Introduction to Abstract Algebra  3 
or MATH 330  Introduction of Scientific Computing  
MATH 321  Fundamentals of Analysis I  3 
MATH 322  Fundamentals of Analysis II  3 
MATH 324  Introduction to Complex Analysis  3 
Approved Mathematics electives  6  
B. Physics requirements (38)  
PHYS 121  General Physics I – Mechanics  4 
or PHYS 123  Physics and Frontiers I – Mechanics  
PHYS 122  General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism  4 
or PHYS 124  Physics and Frontiers II – Electricity and Magnetism  
PHYS 221  Introduction to Modern Physics  3 
PHYS 310  Classical Mechanics  3 
PHYS 313  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics  3 
PHYS 331  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I  3 
or PHYS 481  Quantum Mechanics I  
PHYS 332  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II  3 
or PHYS 482  Quantum Mechanics II  
One of the following:  3  
PHYS 315

Introduction to Solid State Physics  
PHYS 316

Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics  
PHYS 326

Physical Optics  
PHYS 327

Laser Physics  
PHYS 328

Cosmology and the Structure of the Universe  
PHYS 336

Modern Cosmology  
PHYS 365

General Relativity  
PHYS 423  Classical Electromagnetism  3 
PHYS 472  Graduate Physics Laboratory  3 
Two of the following: ^{*}  6  
PHYS 250

Computational Methods in Physics  
PHYS 349

Methods of Mathematical Physics I  
PHYS 350

Methods of Mathematical Physics II  
C. Senior project and seminar; one of two options: (67)  67  
C. (i) Mathematics option  
MATH 351

Senior Project for the Mathematics and Physics Program  
SAGES departmental seminar in Mathematics


C. (ii) Physics option  
PHYS 303

Advanced Laboratory Physics Seminar  
PHYS 351

Senior Physics Project  
PHYS 352

Senior Physics Project Seminar  
D. Other science requirements (911)  
CHEM 105  Principles of Chemistry I  34 
or CHEM 111  Principles of Chemistry for Engineers  
CHEM 106  Principles of Chemistry II  34 
or ENGR 145  Chemistry of Materials  
ENGR 131  Elementary Computer Programming  3 
Total Units  8891 
*  If approved by the M&P committee, other science sequence courses may be substituted. 
In addition the degree requirements above, student are expected to complete University SAGES requirements and maintain compliance within the College of Arts and Sciences.