Mathematics and Physics, BS

Mathematics and physics have been linked since antiquity. By combining physics and mathematics you can take closely related courses in each discipline, such as statistical mechanics and stochastic processes, mechanics and dynamical systems, thermodynamics and Fourier Series, and quantum mechanics and partial differential equations. The two departments jointly offer a course in mathematical methods in physics.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Mathematics Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required:
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
Intermediate and Advanced Math
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
MATH 3150Real Analysis4
MATH 3175Group Theory4
Co-op Reflections
MATH 3000Co-op and Experiential Learning Reflection Seminar 11
or MATH 4000 Co-op and Experiential Learning Reflection Seminar 2
Mathematics Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
MATH 3101 to MATH 4899

Physics Requirements

Physics 1
Complete one of the following:5
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 2
Complete one of the following:5
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Intermediate Physics
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2305Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
and Lab for PHYS 2371
Advanced Physics
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4
Elective Courses
Complete two courses in the following range:8
PHYS 3000 to PHYS 7999

Integrative Courses

PHYS 3601Classical Dynamics4
MATH 4545Fourier Series and PDEs4
or MATH 4525 Applied Analysis

Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 83 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 13414MATH 13424Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114PHYS 11654  
Elective4PHYS 11661  
PHYS 11614Elective4  
PHYS 11621Elective4  
MATH 10001   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23214MATH 23414Vacation0Co-op0
Elective4MATH 23314  
PHYS 23034PHYS 23054  
PHYS 23713Elective4  
PHYS 23721EESC 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 36014PHYS 36004Co-op0
 PHYS 36024MATH 30814 
 MATH 31504  
 MATH 30001  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0MATH 31754Elective4Co-op0
 MATH elective4Elective4 
 PHYS undergraduate elective4  
 ENGW 33154  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
Co-op0PHYS undergraduate elective4  
 PHYS undergraduate elective4  
 MATH 40254  
 MATH 45454  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 133