Reed College Catalog
A program intended to serve the needs of students whose major interests lie in the rich area between applied mathematics and theoretical physics.
Requirements for the Major
- Mathematics 111, 112, 211, 212, 322, 331, and two other mathematics courses numbered higher than 310, including at least one of 311 or 321.
- Physics 100, 200, 311, 321, 322, 342.
- The thesis (Mathematics-Physics 470) must clearly bridge the two fields.
Strongly recommended but not required:
Two from Physics 323, 351, 362, 411, 442.
Recommended but not required:
- Mathematics 332, 411.
- Working knowledge of a foreign language: Russian, German, or French.
The student planning to major in mathematics-physics should consult with the head of the committee as early as possible to determine if he or she is qualified and, if so, to plan a program. Both departments must approve the application.