2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics/Mathematics (BS/MS)

The accelerated BS/MS program gives academically successful Loyola undergraduates the opportunity to pursue the MS degree in Mathematics while completing their BS degree. Since the advent of statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and the like, a solid foundation in analysis, abstract algebra, and statistics is essential for students wishing to study the basic physical laws governing our universe. Students pursuing a BS in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics with gain exposure to these modern physical theories and to the abstract mathematics underpinning them. 

There are several advantages to pursuing the BS/MS program. Chief among them are time and cost: by taking graduate courses during their senior year (at the undergraduate tuition rate), students in the BS/MS program save one semester over the usual path to a Master’s degree. Additionally, students in the STEM fields holding an MS degree are more competitive for jobs.