The Department of Mathematics and Physics, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers two majors and two minors. Learn more about the department and our faculty.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Mathematics and Physics

  • Faculty Notes: Edwin Ding, Ph.D.

    Learn more about Ding's recent publication.

  • Friday Night Math

    The Math and Physics Fellowship will host a FRIDAY NIGHT MATH Book Discussion on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Segerstrom 141. Fellow, Daniel Hogue, will lead the discussion on Chapter 8 from the book, "Mathematics in a Post Modern Age" by Russell Howell and James Bradley. All...

  • Math & Physics GAME NIGHT

    Math and Physics GAME NIGHT - Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in Segerstrom 170.

    Nothing but Fun! All mathematics and physics majors are invited to attend and join in a game of Taboo, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Apples to Apples, or perhaps a game...

Elsewhere at APU

  • Positive Assist

    LyDell Cardwell ’15 grew up on the rough streets of East Palo Alto, California. Cardwell had every opportunity to get mixed up with violence, gangs, and negativity, but he didn’t.

  • Man Exonerated from Murder Conviction Speaks at APU

    Wrongly convicted of murder, Nick Yarris spent 21 years on prison’s death row before his exoneration. He spoke to students in the new Department of Criminal Justice, describing his journey.