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Accelerated Math Physics

The Accelerated Math Physics program is a five-week integrated calculus and physics summer program designed to accelerate your career at Rose-Hulman. With AMP, you will earn credit for Physics I, Physics II and Calculus III, and start your freshman year with 13 credits.

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The Accelerated Math Physics program will advance your academic career in both mathematics and physics. That means you’ll be ahead of the game, and able to start some sophomore courses at the beginning of freshman year. You’ll be able to accommodate many possible choices during your time at Rose-Hulman from double majors, multiple minors, interdisciplinary minors, second majors, or a master's degree in four years.

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Students will be selected for AMP on a highly competitive basis. The program is only open to incoming freshmenwho meet the requirements below:

Completion of an Advanced Placement Calculus course (BC level) or college equivalent

Completion of a year-long high school physics course

Math SAT score of least 700 or ACT score of at least 31 Math or 30 Math + 31 Verbal. (Exceptions have been made to these scores for exceptional applicants.)

Approval by the Accelerated Math Physics Program selection committee

Two letters of recommendation: one written by the student's high school calculus teacher and one written by the student's high school physics teacher.


This intensive immersion into calculus and physics covers the equivalent of Calculus III, and Physics I, II. Review of single variable calculus, both differential calculus and integral calculus, as needed. Covers from MA113: vectors and parametric equations in three dimensions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, maxima and minima of functions of several variables, multiple integrals, and other coordinate systems with applications of vectors, parametric equations, partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Covers from PH111, PH112: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, Coulomb's law, Lorentz force law, conservation of energy and momentum, torque and angular momentum, oscillations, one-dimensional waves, electric fields and potentials, electric current and resistance, DC circuits, capacitance, with relevant laboratory experiments.

Students selected for the program are expected to have the ability to place out of MA111 and MA112, and will start the fall quarter effectively as sophomores having credit for: MA111, MA112, MA113, PH111, and PH112.


Application Materials due Thursday, April 20 (Thursday after our spring break)
Acceptance Announcements Monday, May 1
Accelerated Math Physics begins Sunday, July 16
Accelerated Math Physics ends Friday, August 18


Each participant will be designated a Freshman Physics Scholar and required to submit $4,150 in fees. This amount covers tuition, textbooks, and room & board for the duration of the program. All participants are required to live on campus during AMP, and you’ll be on the standard Rose-Hulman 18-meal program. The only additional cost to the student will be incidental expenses.

Please note that there is no financial assistance available for the Accelerated Math Physics program.


Students who have been accepted to Rose-Hulman and qualify for the Accelerated Math Physics program will be invited via email to apply in March. If you believe you qualify for the program but have not received an invitation to apply, you may contact Professor Finn and inquire about your eligibility.

To apply, you will need the Banner Web login information that you received upon being admitted to Rose-Hulman. If you need help, contact EIT at via email at servicedesk@rose-hulman.edu or 812-877-8989.

In addition, letters of recommendations from your calculus and physics teachers should be submitted to Dr. Finn. Letters of recommendation should address not your content knowledge of mathematics and physics, but also your work ethic, willingness to ask for assistance when concepts are difficult, and willingness to offer assistance to others when concepts are difficult.


For specific questions about mathematics and the mathematics requirements, contact Professor Finn.

For specific questions about the physics and the physics requirements, contact Professor Ditteon.

For general questions about AMP, contact either Professor Ditteon or Professor Finn.