## Department of Physics

239 Fronczak HallNorth Campus

Buffalo, NY 14260-1500

**Dr. John Cerne**

Director of Undergraduate Studies

jcerne@buffalo.edu

## Department of Mathematics

244 Mathematics BuildingNorth Campus

Buffalo, NY 14260

**Gino Biondini**

Chair

**Joseph Hundley**

Director of Undergraduate Studies

math-undergrad@buffalo.edu

### Associated Programs

### Associated Subjects

## Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the HUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

### Freshman Year

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

UB Seminar | UBS | 3 |

MTH 141LR College Calculus 1 or MTH 153LR Honors Calculus 1 | M/MQR or M/MQR | 4 or 4 |

PHY 107LR General Physics 1 or PHY 117LR Gen Phys Hon 1 | M/SLI1 or M/SLI1 | 4 or 4 |

Pathway or ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric | P or CL1 | 3 or 4 |

Total Credits: 14 or 15 |

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

MTH 142LR College Calculus 2 or MTH 154LR Honors Calculus 2 | M or M | 4 or 4 |

PHY 108LR General Physics 2 or PHY 118LR Gen Phys Hon 2 | M/SLI2 or M/SLI2 | 4 or 4 |

PHY 158LAB General Physics Lab 2 | M/SLI1 | 1 |

Pathway or ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric | P or CL1 | 3 or 4 |

Pathway | P | 3 |

Total Credits: 15 or 16 |

### Sophomore Year

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

MTH 241LR College Calculus 3 or MTH 251LR Honors Calculus 3 | M or M | 4 or 4 |

MTH 306LR Intro Diff Equations or MTH 326LEC Honors Diff Equations | M or M | 4 or 4 |

PHY 208LEC General Physics 4 | M | 3 |

Communication Literacy | CL2 | 3 |

Total Credits: 14 |

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

PHY 207LR General Physics 3 or PHY 217LEC Honors Physics 3 | M or M | 4 or 3 |

MTH 309LR Intro Linear Algebra or MTH 323LR Honors Linear Algebra | M or M | 4 or 4 |

PHY 257LAB General Physics 3 Lab | M | 1 |

Pathway | P | 3 |

Pathway/Diversity in the United States | DIV/P | 3 |

Total Credits: 14 or 15 |

### Junior Year

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

MTH 417LR Survey Multivariable Cal | M | 4 |

PHY 301LEC Intermediate Mechanics 1 | M | 3 |

PHY 401LEC Quantum Mechanics I | M | 3 |

Pathway | P | 3 |

Pathway | P | 3 |

UBC 399 UB Capstone | CAP | 1 |

Total Credits: 17 |

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

MTH 418LR Surv Partial Differ Equa | M | 4 |

PHY 307LAB Modern Physics Lab | M | 2 |

PHY Elective | M | 3 |

Elective | E | 3 |

Elective | E | 3 |

Total Credits: 15 |

### Senior Year

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

MTH 311LR Intro to Higher Math | M | 4 |

PHY 403LEC Electricity & Magnetism 1 | M | 3 |

PHY 405LEC Thermal & Stat Physics 1 | M | 3 |

PHY 431LEC Mathematical Physics I | M | 3 |

Elective | E | 3 |

Total Credits: 16 |

Course | Category | Credit |
---|---|---|

MTH 425LEC Intro Complex Variables 1 | M | 3 |

MTH 419LR Intro to Abstract Algebra or MTH 420LR Abstract Linear Algebra | M or M | 4 or 4 |

PHY 408LAB Advanced Physics Lab or PHY 407LAB Advanced Physics Lab (Fall) | M or M | 3 or 3 |

Elective | E | 3 |

Total Credits: 13 |

Category | Description |
---|---|

M | Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major) |

E | Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum) |

UB Curriculum | |

CAP | UB Capstone |

CL1/CL2 | Communication Literacy (2 required) |

DIV | Diversity in the United States |

MQR | Math and Quantitative Reasoning |

P | Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic) |

SLI1/SLI2 | Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required) |

UBS | UB Seminar |

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward more than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy. |