The Bachelor´s programme in mathematics contains a block of elective courses comprising 60 higher education credits of which at least 30 credits must consist of courses outside the range of mathematical sciences.
Most students choose to combine their mathematical studies with physics, computer science or economics. The purpose of the elective courses is to offer the students the possibility to both deepen and broaden their knowledge according to their own objects of interest.
Courses in Physics
Students interested in physics may apply for the following courses given by the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science:
- FYSA12 Introduction to University Physics with Mechanics and Electricity, 15 credits
- FYSA13 Introduction to University Physics with Optics, Waves and Quantum Physics, 7.5 credits
- FYSA14 Introduction to University Physics with Thermodynamics, Climate and Experimental Methodology, 7.5 credits
These courses are given in English during the spring semester and in Swedish during the autumn semester.
Two other courses that do not require previous studies in physics are:
- FYSB11 Basic Quantum Mechanics, 7.5 credits, given at half pace every semester, second half,
- FYTB14 Classical Mechanics and SpecialRelativity, 7.5 credits, given at half pace spring semester, first half.
A list of all courses at basic level given in general and theoretical physics, meteorology, astronomy and astrophysics given by the Physics Department is available on the following link.
Courses in Computer Science
The courses listed below are given by the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, and are accessible to students enrolled on the Bachelor´s programme in mathematics who have completed the course NUMA01 Computational programming with Python.
Some of these courses require more knowledge than NUMA01. There are several alternative course packages (called package in the table below) that you can take to fulfil the prerequisites.
Alternative 1: EDAA01 Programming, Continuation Course, 7.5 credits
Alternative 2: NUMA11 Numerical Linear Algebra, 7.5 credits
Alternative 3: NUMA41 Numerical Analysis, Basic Course, 7.5 credits
Alternative 4: Project work (1.5 credits) in MATB21 Analysis in Several Variables 1, Project work (1.5 credits) in MATB22 Linear Algebra 2 and EDAA25 C Programming.
The following courses are available:
|EDAA01 Programming, continuation course||7.5||Autumn, quarter pace||NUMA01|
|EDAA01 Programming, continuation course||7.5||Spring, first half||NUMA01|
EDAA01 is suitable for first year students, but it requires Swedish and the programming language is Java. Students without prior knowledge of Java will receive help, but must be prepared to work a little more.
|EDAA25 C Programming||3||Spring, second half||NUMA01|
|EDAF05 Algorithms, Datastructures and Complexity||5||Spring, second half||Package|
These courses are also given in Swedish but the material is available in English and students who do not fulfil the Swedish requirements can be admitted. These courses are recommended for second-year students.
|EDAN26 Multicore Programming||7.5||Autumn, first half||Package|
|EDAN75 Optimising Compilers||7.5||Autumn, first half||EDAF05|
|EDAG01 Effective C (new course autumn 2020, replaces EDAA25 and EDAF15)||7.5||Autumn, second half||Package|
|EDAF50 C++ Programming||7.5||Spring, first half||Package|
|EDAF15 Algorithm Implementation||5||Spring, second half||Package|
|EDAP01 Artificial Intelligence||7.5||Spring, first half||Package|
|EDAN40 Functional Programming||7.5||Spring, second half||Package|
Some of these courses are given in Swedish as well, but the material is available in English and students who do not fulfill the Swedish requirements can be admitted. These courses are recommended for third-year students.
Courses in Economics
- Microeconomics, 11 credits
- Macroeconomics, 9 credits
- Financial economics, 5 credits
- International economics, 5 credits
Students who are not Swedish speakers and who would like to combine their Bachelor's studies in mathematics with economics might be interested in pursuing a second Bachelor's Degree in International Business.