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Mathematical Physics BS - Curricular Plan

(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

John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

Fall Semester
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
Spring Semester
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

Fall Semester
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 M 4
PHY 208LEC General Physics 4 M 3
Communication Literacy CL2 3
Total Credits: 14
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 309LR Intro Linear Algebra M 4
PHY 207LR General Physics 3 or PHY 217LEC Honors Physics 3 M or M 4 or 3
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

Fall Semester
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
Spring Semester
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

Fall Semester
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
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
MTH 425LEC Intro Complex Variables 1 M 3
MTH 419LR Intro to Abstract Algebra or MTH 420LR 2nd Course 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
Total Credits Required for Degree:
120
Curricular Category Key
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.
 
Published: Dec 16, 2020 10:36:12