Bachelor of Arts

Mathematics-Physics Combined Major

Total credit requirements for Mathematics-Physics Combined Major

49 credits (24 credits in Physics and 25 credits in Mathematics, if starting with Physics 155 and Mathematics 124 or 125)

Required Mathematics Courses

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Other Notes

  • If students place out of Physics 155 they must take 347

Senior Requirements

  • Senior assessment
    • Written exam in mathematics
    • Written exam in physics
    • Combined oral exam
    • Scheduled by the physics department


  • Students submit an Honors in Major Study Application to their department
  • Students must submit a proposal for their thesis or project
    • Must be submitted within the first six weeks of the two-semester period in which student is eligible
  • Accumulated at least 87 credits
  • Completed two semesters of residency at Whitman.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.300 on all credits earned at Whitman College
  • Major GPA of at least 3.500
  • Complete a written thesis or research project prepared exclusively for the satisfaction of this program
  • Earn a grade of at least A- on the honors thesis or project and the honors thesis course.
  • Pass the senior assessment with distinction
  • The department will submit the Honors applications to the Registrar’s Office of students pursuing Honors by the specified deadline
  • The department submit “Senior Assessment/Major Study Certificate” to the Registrar’s Office no later the Reading Day
  • An acceptable digital copy of the Honors Thesis must be submitted to Penrose Library no later than Reading Day
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