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Math & Physics

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers an undergraduate major in mathematics with options in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or teaching mathematics in elementary and secondary school.

Small class sizes at all levels of instruction, coupled with an outstanding faculty, some of whom have won the school-wide awards in teaching or research, makes Parkside an ideal university to study mathematics at the undergraduate level.


The Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers a complete and modern major in pure and applied physics. The course curriculum is a balanced mix of theoretical, experimental and computational instruction designed to prepare the student for the modern workplace as well as further study in graduate programs. Instruction includes:
  • A two-semester sequence of introductory courses (201 and 202) covering the full breadth of pre-20th century classical physics.
  • A Modern Physics course (205) on relativity and quantum theory with a strong emphasis on the great experiments that revolutionized physics in the 20th century.
  • An intermediate sequence of classical physics courses, Classical Mechanics (301) and Electromagnetism (302).
  • A course in Computational Physics (303) introducing the student to computer simulation and computational techniques.
  • A complete overview of the mathematical tools and techniques used in pure and applied physics, Mathematical Methods (307) for physicists.
  • A course in Advanced Experimental Physics (306) that includes instruction in analog and digital electronics.
  • An upper-division sequence consisting of Quantum Mechanics (441) and Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (403).

Recent surveys have indicated that physics majors are among the most likely students to be accepted into medical schools. Holders of undergraduate degrees in physics are also in high demand in all high-tech fields in the workplace, and in teaching professions.

Recent graduates from the Parkside physics program have gone on to graduate schools such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ohio State University, and Oxford in England.

What our graduates are saying:

"I benefited from the close personal contact from my professors within and outside of my major (physics) at UW-Parkside. It was this experience that furthered both my academic and professional careers." -Rob Catapan

"I am extremely pleased with my physics academic experience at UW-Parkside. The dedicated and knowledgeable staff, and up-to-date computers offer an outstanding learning environment. The student-to-teacher ratio allows individual interaction between the professor and student. Its a very enjoyable experience to be part of." -Jenenne Fields

Paul (Pirooz) Mohazzabi
Greenquist 319
(262) 595-2134

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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