Dean: Scott D. Sommerfeldt, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Associate Dean: Bart J. Kowallis, Professor, Geological Sciences
Associate Dean: Thomas W. Sederberg, Professor, Computer Science
The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences consists of seven departments:
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physics and Astronomy
Freshmen who are interested in the physical and mathematical sciences but are undecided about a specific major are encouraged to register for one or more of the following science fundamentals core courses: Chem 111 or 105; C S 124 or 142; Geol 101 or 111; Math 112 or 113; MthEd 117; Phscs 121; Stat 121 or 151.
Shane M. Jorgenson, Supervisor
Darlene Willey, Assistant Supervisor
N-181 ESC, (801) 422-2674
The advisement center provides information and help on registration, graduation requirements, policies and procedures, fields of study, changes of major, and many other aspects of the college's academic life.
Bachelor's degrees are offered in actuarial science, applied physics, biochemistry, chemistry, chemistry education, computer science, earth and space science education, geology, mathematics, mathematics education, physical science teaching, physics, physics-astronomy, physics teaching, and statistics.
The master of science degree is offered in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics, and statistics. The master of arts degree is available in mathematics education. The doctor of philosophy degree is offered in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and physics/astronomy.
See specific departmental sections of this catalog for baccalaureate degree requirements. Graduate programs are detailed in the 2011–2012 BYU Graduate Catalog.