The Interdisciplinary major provides a foundation in physical sciences with a strong emphasis on the mathematical techniques needed for analysis and modeling. It prepares the student for science or analysis careers which use these math tools along with problem-solving skills.
This program is an excellent preparation for graduate school in mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, mathematical physics or other similar programs. It is also excellent preparation for many positions in industry, financial analysis of technology industries, research laboratories and teaching.
The standard physics B.S. requires four mathematics courses, 15 physics course, and 2 science electives. The Interdisciplinary Program requires 11 mathematics courses and 11 physics courses. The "core" requirements for the Interdisciplinary Program are the same as for the standard physics B.S.
Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski
Department of Physics
A225 Barton Hall
Dr. Boris Datskovsky
Department of Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 632