2023-2024 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 (BS)

The laws and theories of modern physics are formulated in the language of modern mathematics. In the past, students wishing to study the basic physical laws governing our universe might have gotten away with proficiency in multivariable calculus; but no longer. Since the advent of statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and the like, a solid foundation in analysis, abstract algebra, and statistics is also essential. Students pursuing a B.S. in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics with gain exposure to these modern physical theories and to the abstract mathematics underpinning them. Graduating students will be well- prepared for advanced degrees in applied mathematics, physics, or engineering.