Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The majors in mathematical and physical sciences combine purely logical and analytical reasoning, as exemplified by mathematics and computer science, with the study of nature at its most fundamental, the science of physics.
In the past, human curiosity about the phenomena of science and engineering has spurred the creation of new mathematics. Today, this dialogue is not only between mathematics and the physical sciences, but includes economics, the social sciences, and research into artificial intelligence. Computer research is yielding powerful new methods of analysis and visualization, with significant impact on mathematics and the physical sciences. The way is now being paved for a similar computer-spurred revolution in the rest of the liberal arts.
Majors within the Program
With the theory and application of computers, gain insight into computer research, which is yielding powerful new methods of analysis and visualization. Explore the significant impact of computers on mathematics and the physical sciences.
Appreciate the power and beauty in the logic of mathematical structure and thought. Develop the ability to bring the power of mathematics to the understanding and solution of problems in a variety of fields.
Study the fundamental laws of nature through investigation and mathematical formulation. Explore the roles of computers in the sciences and interdisciplinary sciences.
Internships and Study Abroad
The following is a sample of internships in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences area held by Wells students in recent years:
- Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Lexington, MA
- Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse, NY
- Wall of America, Sharon, CT
- D & D Data, Vienna, VA
With phenomenal resources at universities around the world, the opportunities are endless. Try a semester in Scotland, England, Ireland or France and expand your horizons along with your academic resources. Mathematical and Physical Sciences majors can pursue programs around the world. Check out our off-campus study programs.
Explore your scientific interests further with out-of-the-classroom opportunities for learning, leadership and fun! Check out:
- Tutoring in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Science Colloquium Series (lectures by faculty, students, and guests)