Mathematics & Physics

Program Information

Augustana Faculty offers:

  • A major in Mathematics & Physics (BA or BSc)
  • A minor in Mathematics (BA, BSc, BMgt, BMus)
  • A minor in Physics (BA, BSc, BMgt, BMus)

Major in Mathematics & Physics

A student may choose a BA or BSc in Mathematics & Physics:

  • AUMAT 110 or 116, 112, 120, 211, 212, 220, 229, 250
  • AUPHY 110, 120, 250, 260, 391
  • one of AUMAT 332, 340, AUPHY 340
  • AUMAT 480 or AUPHY 480
  • 9 additional credits in AUMAT or AUPHY at least 6 of which are at the 300 level or higher

Students interested in graduate studies should take more than the minimum required credits at the 300 and 400 levels, and should especially consider taking a directed study course at the 400 level (i.e., AUMAT 495 or AUPHY 495).

AUMAT 340/AUPHY 340 require AUCSC 111 as a prerequisite.

Minor in Mathematics

  • AUMAT 110 or 116
  • AUMAT 112 and 120
  • AUMAT 250
  • 9 additional senior credits in Mathematics

Minor in Physics

  • AUPHY 110 and 120
  • AUPHY 250
  • 9 additional senior credits in Physics

AUPHY 110 requires AUMAT 110 or 116 as a corequisite.
AUPHY 250 requires AUMAT 112 as a prerequisite.

For course listings and descriptions, please review the Mathematics and Physics course descriptions (listed separately) in the Academic Calendar.

Learning Outcomes

Thinkers

MAP majors will:

  • understand ideas from nearly all branches of mathematics and physics
  • master a wide range of concepts spanning abstract and applied realms
  • construct both qualitative and quantitative models for the behavior of a physical system
  • solve problems, drawing upon both creative and logical approaches in order to reshape a question into a potential answer
  • formulate useful estimations involving complicated systems

 

Researchers

MAP majors will:

  • design, conduct, and analyze experiments in several fundamental areas of physics
  • investigate the historical origins and practical applications of mathematics

 

Communicators

MAP majors will:

  • organize the findings of their experiments or projects
  • explain their work with clear and proficient scientific writing
  • create and deliver effective oral presentations and posters
  • collaborate with other students on experiments and projects