St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematical Physics at St. John's University will prepare you with the necessary technical knowledge and skills, intellectual curiosity, and ethical awareness to become a lifelong learner who contributes to society. Mathematical Physics is especially suitable preparation for careers requiring analytical and computational representations of physical, biological, and economic systems.
In the program, you will learn to:
Mostafa Sadoqi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
St. Albert Hall, Room B-40
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The major in Mathematical Physics requires 45 credits in addition to the core requirements, including:
You will also complete three elective courses approved by the department.
As a mathematical physicist, you apply mathematics to problems in physics and develop mathematical methods suitable for the formulation of physical theories. A degree in this field prepares you to work as a physicist or mathematician. Physicists study objects in the natural world to determine what they are made of and how they interact with other objects. Mathematicians use calculations to explain the relationships between two objects.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of physicists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of mathematicians, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Eligible physics students have access to a wide range of academic and professional opportunities through the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society.