Mathematics-Physics Major — B.A.
The mathematics-physics major provides an option for students who want to concentrate on both areas equally rather than majoring in one or the other. The student can move easily to either mathematics or physics at any time up to the middle of the junior year.
Policy on prerequisites: A grade of C- or better is required for a course in mathematics to fulfill a prerequisite for another mathematics course. A student must receive the permission of the mathematics department to take a mathematics course that is a prerequisite for a mathematics course for which he or she has previously received credit.
Summary
Code | Title | Credits |
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Mathematics-Physics B.A. Major Requirements | 67-70 | |
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements ^{1} | 29-41 | |
Electives | 9-24 | |
Total Credits | 120 |
^{1} | See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement. |
Degree Requirements
An overall average of C (2.00) or above is required in mathematics and physics courses being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the major. No more than one passing grade below C- in mathematics or physics courses may be used.
Code | Title | Credits |
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REQUIRED MATHEMATICS COURSES | ||
MATH 11100 | Calculus I | 4 |
MATH 11200 | Calculus II | 4 |
MATH 19100 | World of Mathematics | 1 |
MATH 21100 | Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 21200 | Calculus IV | 3 |
MATH 21400 | Differential Equations | 3 |
or MATH 21600 | Statistical Analysis | |
MATH 23100 | Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 27000 | Mathematical Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 30300 | Abstract Algebra | 4 |
or MATH 30500 | Introduction to Analysis | |
MATH xxxxx | One course at level 3 or above (excluding MATH 39100) | 3-4 |
REQUIRED PHYSICS COURSES | ||
PHYS 11700 | Principles of Physics I: Mechanics | 4 |
PHYS 11800 | Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism | 4 |
PHYS 12000 | Introductory Applied Physics Laboratory | 3 |
PHYS 21700 | Principles of Physics III: Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics | 4 |
PHYS 21800 | Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics | 4 |
PHYS 22500 | DC and AC Circuits | 3 |
PHYS 30100 | Mathematical Methods of Physics | 3 |
PHYS 30500 | Electromagnetism | 3 |
PHYS 31100 | Analytical Mechanics | 3 |
PHYS 48900 | Review of Undergraduate Physics | 1 |
CAPSTONE | ||
Select one of the following options: | 3-5 | |
OPTION 1 | ||
Capstone in Mathematics I | ||
Capstone in Mathematics II | ||
OPTION 2 | ||
Senior Project Proposal | ||
Senior Project | ||
OPTION 3 ^{1} | ||
A minimum of 135 hours of research devoted to Senior Thesis project | ||
Senior Thesis Proposal | ||
Senior Thesis I | ||
Senior Thesis II | ||
PHYS 499xx | Advanced Physics Research | |
Total Credits | 67-70 |
^{1} | Students who choose the Physics Senior Thesis option for the capstone requirement must complete at least 135 hours of research devoted to the Senior Thesis project; this research can be completed either during the semester (as research course(s)) or during a summer internship at Ithaca College or elsewhere. |