Jul 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics and Physics

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The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers a BA and BS in mathematics (HEGIS 1701) and a BS Physics (HEGIS 1902). The department also offers a minor in mathematics and a minor in physics.


Chair: G. Selitto; Professors: J. Carpenter, V. Stanionis; Professor Emerita: L. Evered; Associate Professors: S. Krishnan, G. Selitto; Assistant Professors: A. Bishop, B. Gaines, R. Lavelle; Visiting Professor: C. Briscoe.



Iona’s mathematics programs will prepare you to make an impact in some of today’s most challenging fields - and move your own career forward in the direction that interests you.

In addition to gaining a solid foundation in mathematical methods and techniques, you will develop the logical and analytical thinking skills that will enable you to become a valued problem-solver within a broad range of industries.

Iona’s mathematics curriculum emphasizes the three major fields of study, algebra, analysis and applied mathematics, while giving you the chance to delve more deeply into an area of personal interest.


Iona’s physics programs will prepare you to use the tools of science to expand your knowledge of nature and the forces that impact life on Earth. Through theory and experimentation, mathematics and computer science, you will gain a solid foundation in the principles and practice of both classical and modern physics. You will learn to use your scientific skills as a force for good, advancing leadership, service and civic responsibility.

The physics major provides you with a firm grounding in the principle fields of classical physics: mechanics, heat, light, electricity and magnetism. You’ll also gain an understanding of the elements of modern physics: relativity, quantum theory, particle physics and thermodynamics.

Whether you choose to go further in the sciences or apply your skills in other fields, you will graduate with the critical thinking skills and scientific discipline to succeed in many different areas.

Other Options In Mathematics

Teacher Certification

Students wishing to major in mathematics and receive teacher certification for mathematics must complete all the requirements of either the BA or BS degree with the following exceptions, as well as the program in education. Please contact the Department of Education for additional Education requirements for certification.

Other Options In Physics

Teacher Certification - Grades 7-12

Students wishing to major in physics and receive teacher certification for grades 7-12 must complete all the requirements for the BS in physics, which include the requisite 36 credits in science, as well as the 33 credits in education outlined in this bulletin. This program will require a minimum of 134 credits.


Students in their senior year may elect to take an internship course (PHY 430 ) with the approval of the department chair. The coordinator of internships will assist them in finding appropriate placements.


    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science/Master of ScienceNon-Degree

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