# BS in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics

The laws and theories of modern physics are formulated in the language of modern mathematics. In the past, students wishing to study the basic physical laws governing our universe might have gotten away with proficiency in multivariable calculus; but no longer. Since the advent of statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and the like, a solid foundation in analysis, abstract algebra, and statistics is also essential. Students pursuing a B.S. in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics with gain exposure to these modern physical theories and to the abstract mathematics underpinning them. Graduating students will be well-prepared for advanced degrees in applied mathematics, physics, or engineering.

### Curriculum

#### Mathematics Course Requirements

- One year of Calculus: Math 161 & Math 162
- Introduction to Discete Mathematics & Number Theory: Math 201
- Linear Algebra: Math 212
- Multivariable Calculus: Math 263
- Ordinary Differential Equations: Math 264
- Abstract Algebra: Math 313
- Real Analysis: Math 351
- Complex Analysis: Math 353
- One of the following two courses:

#### Physics Course Requirements

- One year of General Physics and Lab : Phys 125, 125L, 126, 126L, 126F
- Modern Physics and Lab: Phys 235, 235L
- Mathematical Methods in Physics: Phys 301
- Theoretical Mechanics I: Phys 314
- Electricity and Magnetism I: Phys 351
- Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics: Phys 328
- Intermediate Physics Lab: Phys 238
- Quantum Mechanics: Phys 361

**Note:** 63 total credit hours

Students must also satisfy all requirements of Loyola university and the college of arts and sciences. Students pursuing this major are exempt from the "Quantitative Knowledge and Inquiry" and "Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry" core requirements.

The laws and theories of modern physics are formulated in the language of modern mathematics. In the past, students wishing to study the basic physical laws governing our universe might have gotten away with proficiency in multivariable calculus; but no longer. Since the advent of statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and the like, a solid foundation in analysis, abstract algebra, and statistics is also essential. Students pursuing a B.S. in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics with gain exposure to these modern physical theories and to the abstract mathematics underpinning them. Graduating students will be well-prepared for advanced degrees in applied mathematics, physics, or engineering.

## Curriculum

#### Mathematics Course Requirements

- One year of Calculus: Math 161 & Math 162
- Introduction to Discete Mathematics & Number Theory: Math 201
- Linear Algebra: Math 212
- Multivariable Calculus: Math 263
- Ordinary Differential Equations: Math 264
- Abstract Algebra: Math 313
- Real Analysis: Math 351
- Complex Analysis: Math 353
- One of the following two courses:

#### Physics Course Requirements

- One year of General Physics and Lab : Phys 125, 125L, 126, 126L, 126F
- Modern Physics and Lab: Phys 235, 235L
- Mathematical Methods in Physics: Phys 301
- Theoretical Mechanics I: Phys 314
- Electricity and Magnetism I: Phys 351
- Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics: Phys 328
- Intermediate Physics Lab: Phys 238
- Quantum Mechanics: Phys 361

**Note:** 63 total credit hours

Students must also satisfy all requirements of Loyola university and the college of arts and sciences. Students pursuing this major are exempt from the "Quantitative Knowledge and Inquiry" and "Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry" core requirements.