Major Student Learning Objectives - Students graduating with a Mathematics-Physics major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the abstract nature of theoretical mathematics by working with abstract concepts and constructing proofs;
- Exhibit proficiency in the computational techniques of calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra;
- Demonstrate skills in problem analysis and problem solving, both individually and collaboratively;
- Use mathematics as a tool for solving problems modeling physical situations;
- Demonstrate the ability to use technology wisely, adapt to new forms of technology, and make use of technology as a tool and expression of their mathematical ability;
- Understand and apply the basic laws of physics;
- Design experiments and collect and analyze data.
Requirements for the Math-Physics Major
The minimum number of credits required to complete the major in mathematics-physics is 48.
- Mathematics 118, 119, 206, 220, 309 and at least four additional credits in mathematics. The additional course must be at the 200-level or above and must be approved by the adviser to the major in mathematics.
- Physics 202, 203, 210 and 12 additional credits, 8 of which must be at the 300-level or above.
- Mathematics-Physics majors are encouraged to enroll in the Senior Seminar in Mathematics (MAT 480) or the Advanced Seminar in Physics (PHY 420).
All mathematics, mathematics-economics and mathematics-physics majors are required to take an exit exam: the Mathematics Major Field Test from the Educational Testing Service.