Every AMEP student must take a core set of courses designed to provide a solid foundation in mathematics and the physical sciences. These courses are prerequisites for many upper-level courses in the Mathematics and Physics Departments, the College of Engineering, and other physical science departments. In a student’s first two years, he or she completes introductory math and physics sequences and fulfills a basic chemistry requirement.
Requirements for the BS-AMEP degree are listed in the UW Madison Guide (formerly known as the `undergraduate catalog'). AMEP is a separate degree in L&S, the BS-AMEP degree requirements are somewhat different from those for a typical Letters & Sciences BS or BA degree. AMEP requires a total of a least 125 credits in the College of Letters and Sciences and/or the College of Engineering.
Degrees vs Majors: A student can have multiple majors but only one degree. Students can earn an AMEP degree with additional majors (eg. math, physics, etc.) but it is not possible to add an AMEP major to an engineering degree or to a BS degree. The AMEP major does not exist! AMEP is a degree.
Physics OR Engineering: Credits used to fulfill the Department of Physics requirement cannot be used to fulfill the College of Engineering requirement, and vice versa. Some courses are cross-listed between Physics and Engineering and can count for either requirement but not both.
Double counting: Credits used to fulfill the laboratory and computing requirements may be counted towards the Departments of Math, Physics and College of Engineering requirements, where appropriate.
Please see Course Lists, Typical Course sequences, Descriptions for further information about specific courses recommended or required for AMEP.
(Page updated by FW, 9/6/2017. Removed dead links and redundant/conflicting information. Linked to new Madison Guide.)