Mathematics and Physics Major
Examine how mathematical principles are used to identify and solve problems in the physical sciences with the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics in the College of Science and Technology at Temple University. As a Mathematics and Physics major, you’ll explore mathematical tools and methods as they relate to analysis and modeling in physics. Career opportunities include aerospace engineer, lab technician, mathematician, mechanical engineer, secondary school teacher and statistician.
This 123-credit hour, undergraduate degree is tailored to develop expertise in the relationship between mathematics and physics. You’ll investigate how mathematical concepts, such as curvilinear coordinate systems, differential equations and vector analysis are used to study complex branches of physics. Physics coursework delves into fields such as electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.
Physics classes take place in Temple’s state-of-the-art Science Education and Research Center, where small class sizes and new Physics labs foster an innovative learning environment. Graduates with a Mathematics and Physics Degree are in high demand. Not only will you develop a strong background in both disciplines, but you’ll also hone your analytical and critical thinking skills.
Classes & Curriculum
As a Mathematics and Physics major, you will broaden your knowledge with a combination of required and elective courses. These include
- 11 required mathematics courses,
- 10 required physics courses and
- 2 writing-intensive courses, including the capstone course.
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