B.S. Mathematics - Physics Emphasis

Courses offered every other year

  • PHYS 300: Electronics and Electrical Measurement (offered fall of even years)
  • PHYS 302: Mechanics (offered spring of odd years)
  • PHYS 304: Electricity and Magnetism (offered fall of odd years)
  • PHYS 306: Modern Physics (offered spring of even years)

All these courses have General Physics (230/231 & 232/233) as a pre-requisite.

1st Year

Fall Semester / credits

  • Math 120 Calculus I - 5
  • Chem 131/131L General Chemistry I - 5
  • Eng 101 Comm. Arts I - 3
  • Gen Ed. - 3

Spring Semester / credits

  • Math 121 Calculus II - 5
  • Chem 132/132L General Chemistry II - 5
  • Phys 230/231 General Physics I - 5

2nd Year

Fall Semester / credits

  • Phys 232/233 General Physics II - 5
  • Math 321 Linear Algebra - 3
  • Eng 102 Comm. Arts II - 3
  • Gen. Ed. - 6

Spring Semester / credits

  • Phys 3XX Upper-division physics - 4
  • Math 327 Differential Equations - 3
  • Csci 205 Computer Science I * - 5
  • Gen. Ed. - 3

3rd Year

Fall Semester / credits

  • Phys 3XX Upper-division physics - 4
  • Math 330 Numerical Analysis**** - 2
  • ENG 226 Basic Grammar & History of English - 3
  • Gen Ed. - 6

Spring Semester / credits

  • Phys 3XX Upper-division physics - 4
  • Math 250 Intro. to Mathematical Thought - 3
  • ENG 357 or 363 ** - 3
  • Gen Ed. - 3

4th Year

Fall Semester / credits

  • Phys 3XX Upper-division physics - 4
  • Math 471 Senior Capstone I - 1
  • Chem 431 Physical Chemistry – Thermo *** - 3
  • Chem 433 Physical Chemistry Lab *** - 2
  • Electives - 6

Spring Semester / credits

  • Math 472 Senior Capstone II - 1
  • Chem 432 Physical Chemistry – Quantum - 3
  • Chem 434 Physical Chemistry Lab *** - 2
  • Electives - 6

Notes:

  • 42 upper-division hours required to graduate; only 33 hours are specified in the degree plan (not including optional physical chemistry courses) – students must select additional upper-division coursework which may be included in the “Electives” categories above.
  • * Students may be required to take Csci 104 BEFORE enrolling in Csci 205; Csci 202 Programming for Mathematics, Science and Engineering could be taken instead of Csci 205
  • ** Students may complete 1-year of foreign language instead of ENG 357 or 363
  • *** Chem 431, 433, 434 are not required for the degree, but are highly recommended; additionally, students completing this year-long sequence have earned a minor in chemistry.
  • **** Math 330 Numerical Analysis is offered approximately every-other-year, students should check with the department chair to determine timing for the course.

This degree map may change at any time, and ASU does not guarantee its accuracy. Always consult with your major advisor before registering for courses.