Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics Undergraduate Degree Program

AMEP Info Sheet

What is AMEP?

Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics (AMEP) is an interdisciplinary bachelor of science degree program focusing on math, physics, and an area of Engineering. Despite its demanding curricula, AMEP is designed to be completed in four years.


AMEP provides solid, interdisciplinary foundations for students interested in academic and industrial careers in engineering and the sciences. Program graduates consistently land coveted spots in well-ranked graduate programs and on the tech and science job markets.

AMEP is for the student who is very interested in mathematics, physics and engineering but does not want to specialize too early into any one of those directions. AMEP tries to achieve an optimum balance of breadth and depth.

AMEP offers a unique combination of mathematical physics and engineering education that not only provides excellent preparation for graduate school in applied science or engineering, but is also of great value to industry.  AMEP students interact with Mathematicians, Physicists and Engineers throughout their education and this leaves them well equipped to contribute to interdisciplinary teams and to adapt to complex and changing situations and technologies.

Please visit the Opportunities page to learn more about scholarships, research, and internship opportunities for AMEP students.

How is the AMEP program different than just majoring in Physics or Math?

The AMEP program is challenging and demanding. It is a program recommended only for those students who have strong ability and great interest in mathematics and physical science. An incoming AMEP student must have had sufficient preparation from high school to begin with calculus, chemistry and physics in his or her freshman year.

The AMEP program has specific graduation requirements which are different from those for a typical BS or BA degree as described in the L&S-Bulletin or the Guidelines-Brochure. AMEP requires a minimum of 21 engineering credits forming a coherent concentration of courses into an engineering field.  See Courses and Requirements  for a description of the  AMEP core curriculum and graduation requirements, course tips and suggestions, and links to course descriptions.

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UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706

(608) 263-3054

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