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Mathematical Physics BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 19.02 PHYSICS-GEN-NO BIOPHYSCS, CIP: 40.0810 Theoretical and Mathematical Physics)

Department of Physics

239 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1500

Dr. John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Mathematics

244 Mathematics Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Gino Biondini
Chair

Joseph Hundley
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Mathematical Physics BS Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All entering first-year students with an interest in Mathematics majors will be listed as "approved" majors.

Transfer Admission to the Program

All entering transfer students with an interest in Mathematics majors will be listed as "approved" majors.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

UB undergraduates interested in applying to the mathematics major should contact the undergraduate office to make an appointment with the Director or Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss their course of study.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students interested in pursuing a degree in physics should begin by taking MTH 141-MTH 142 (or MTH 153-MTH 154) and PHY 107-PHY 108 (or PHY 117-PHY 118, preferred) and PHY 158 or equivalent honors courses. This is particularly important for PHY 107 and PHY 108, which have PHY 117 and PHY 118 as their equivalent honors courses, and are designed to benefit physics majors and strong engineering students.

 
Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:19:30