About the Program

Why This Major Is Relevant

In an increasingly digital age, the use, analysis, and interpretation of numbers are critical to every aspect of our society. Likewise, the intersection of numbers with the physical world is fundamental to everything from the development of computer chips to alternate fuels, space flight to climate change. The APU math/physics major gains analytical, logical reasoning, and creative problem-solving skills, becoming uniquely prepared to tackle complex problems in a wide variety of fields.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

APU math/physics students often secure internships at institutions such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Students also participate in cutting-edge, original research projects with faculty who are active in this field. Internships and research ensure that math/physics majors graduate with contacts in their chosen field, solid evidence of their skills, and substantial experience on their résumés.

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.