CORE REQUIREMENTS for all Majors in Physics:
(Contemporary Physics variation depends on your Bulletin Year)
Calculus I – MTH 151 (5) or MTH 153 (4)
Calculus II – MTH 251 (4) or MTH 249 (5)
Calculus III – MTH 252 (4)
The Physical World I – PHY 181 (4) and PHY 183 (1)
The Physical World II – PHY 182 (4) and PHY 184 (1)
Contemporary Physics – PHY 291 (4) and PHY 293 (2); or PHY 281, (3) PHY 282 (3), and PHY 293 (2)
Electronic Instrumentation – PHY 292 (3) and PHY 294 (2)
Introduction to Computational Physics – PHY 286 (3)
Each degree option has additional requirements which are detailed in the sample curricula.
BS Physics - Designed to prepare students for graduate study and/or employment in physics or physics-related fields. This program maximizes physics and mathematics concentrations. BS Physics Sample Curriculum
BA Physics - Designed for students who want to obtain a strong scientific background to complement work in another area, e.g. those preparing for careers in teaching, business, law, or medicine. BA Physics Sample Curriculum NOTE: Students wishing a BA with a teaching license will have an adviser in the School of Education and Allied Professions in addition to their physics adviser. Students should consult with their SEAP advisor to plan their teaching licensure program. The other science courses included in the teacher licensure program normally satisfy the requirement of 10 hours in related areas.
BS Engineering Physics - Designed to be sufficiently flexible to prepare students for employment in physics-related jobs, or for further study in engineering and technical fields. There are three paths with this degree: Complete the 3-2 Binary Engineering Plan; complete ONE of the minors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Miami; or complete ONE of the applied physics tracks. BS Engineering Physics Information and Sample Curriculum
BS Biological Physics - Designed for careers in biological physics, biophysics, medical physics, medicine, and biomedical engineering. The program combines a broad science curriculum with physical and mathematical rigor, drawing from coursework in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and related disciplines. (New as of fall of 2011). BS Biological Physics Information and Sample Curriculum
During the first year, all majors in the Department of Physics are assigned a faculty member as their advisor and keep this same advisor throughout their undergraduate careers at Miami. Students plan their degree program in consultation with this advisor. All degree programs must satisfy three sets of requirements: Miami Plan, College of Arts and Science, and Department of Physics, all of which are described in the Miami University General Bulletin. The Chief Departmental Advisor for Physics, Dr. Steve Alexander (alexansg@MiamiOH.edu) may also be consulted for additional information.