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APU’s math/physics major equips students to apply mathematical models to physical phenomena. The degree provides a solid foundation in general chemistry, calculus, general physics, and thermodynamics.

Throughout the degree, students learn about a Christian’s place in the sciences and the moral and ethical implications of controversial applications of science and technology. Students also learn to describe and assess different views of the relationship between biblical and scientific perspectives of nature. Math/physics majors leave APU prepared to combine mathematics and the physical sciences in order to solve complex problems.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a math/physics major if you:

  • Enjoy numbers, puzzles, and mental challenges.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Enjoy problem solving and logical reasoning.
  • Like exploring how things work.
  • Want a degree that provides broad analytical and scientific exposure.

Learn more about this major.

“The beautiful thing about being a math/physics major is that I get the best of both worlds; I get personal interaction with great professors from both math and physics in a fostering atmosphere. I know that every professor not only cares about me academically, but also personally.”

Jared GrothOlson ’12

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.