Mathematical & Physical Sciences

(College of Letters and Science)

Program Office. 1207 Social Science and Humanities

The Program of Study

Mathematical and Physical Sciences teach students to use experimental studies and theoretical analyses to find solutions to real world problems. Students learn to address issues such as cleaning up the environment, preserving natural resources and creating innovative materials for the future. From the study of atoms to the examination of distant galaxies, from abstract number theory to the development of new chemical compounds, these disciplines provide students with the skills to build the world of tomorrow.

Courses in MPS:
MPS 001General Science: Science in the News (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing. Basic principles in science including numeracy, scale, energy, and time; the scientific method; good and bad science. Emphasis on science topics recently in the news. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
MPS 011AMathematical and Physical Sciences Seminar (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Mentorship for undergraduate research participants in the physical and mathematical sciences. Research and writing in the mathematical and physical sciences. Presentations by various science faculty members. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
MPS 011BMathematical and Physical Sciences Seminar (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Mentorship for undergraduate research participants in the physical and mathematical sciences. Research and writing in the mathematical and physical sciences. Presentations by various science faculty members. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.