## Majors, Minors, and Dual Degrees

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 and Physical Sciences Core:

- Programming structure and methods of analysis:
- Problem Solving/Analysis:
- Mathematics and Physical Systems:

### Mathematics Major

Student pursuing a mathematics major must complete the core courses and satisfy the following requirements:

- Complete 32 total credits - 18 must be upper-division in mathematics (MAT):
- Independent study
- Two of the following four courses:

**Note:** Students interested in graduate work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take MAT-451 Real Analysis and/or MAT-461 Algebraic Structures.

**Mathematics-Physics Major**

Students pursuing a mathematics-physics major must complete the core courses and satisfy the following requirements:

- Complete 32 total credits - 18 must be upper-division in mathematics (MAT) or (PHY):
- Independent study
- Two of the following four courses:

**Note:** Students interested in graduate work in physics are strongly encouraged to take PHY-240/240L, all upper-division physics courses and MAT-431 Complex Variables. Some facility with general-purpose programming is strongly urged.

**Mathematics Minor**

Students pursuing a mathematics minor must complete the core courses and 10 upper-division credits in mathematics (MAT).

### Computer Science Minor

Students pursuing a computer science minor must complete the core courses and:

- CSC-140 Introduction to Computer Programming II
- CSC-231 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language Programming I
- CSC-331 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language Programming II
**or** - CSC-333 Data Structures & Algorithms
- MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics
- PHY-230 & PHY-230L Digital Electronics & Lab (or equivalent)
- Two elective credits with a CSC prefix

### Physics Minor

Students pursuing a physics minor must complete the core courses and 10 upper-division credits in physics (PHY). **Note:** Upper-division physics courses require completion of MAT-352, Differential Equations.

### Computer Science Dual Degree Option

This pre-professional option is coordinated by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Department.

Requirements may include:

- CSC-140 Introduction to Computer Programming II
- MAT-151 Calculus I
- MAT-152 Calculus II
- MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics
- MAT-311 Probability & Mathematical Statistics
- MAT-312 Probability & Mathematical Statistics
- Liberal Arts Core curriculum

### Mathematics-Physics Dual Degree Option

This pre-professional option is coordinated by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Department. Also see Cooperative Programs section of the catalog.

Requirements may include:

- PHY-170 Engineering Analysis
- PHY-271 Analytical Physics and lab
- PHY-272 Analytical Physics and lab
- MAT-152 Calculus II
- MAT-251 Calculus III
- MAT-352 Differential Equations
- CHE-141 General Chemistry I
- CHE-142 General Chemistry II
- Liberal Arts Core curriculum

Other programs of study that may be of interest to students in the Mathematics and Physical Sciences department include: