We are at the very beginning of time for the human race... there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Richard P. Feynman

Bachelor of Science - Physics
  

First Year        
First Semester     Second Semester  
PHY 181.F  The Physical World (MPF IVB) 4   PHY 182.F  The Physical World (MPF IVB) 4
PHY 183  Physics Lab 1   PHY 184  Physics Lab (MPF IVB) 1
MTH 151 or 153  Calculus I 4-5   MTH 251  Calculus II 4
Foreign Language 4   Foreign Language 3
ENG 111  College Composition (MPF I) 3   ENG 112  Composition & Lit.  (MPF I) 3
 
16-17
   
15
Second Year        
First Semester     Second Semester  
PHY 281  Contemporary Physics I 3   PHY 282   Contemporary Physics II 3
PHY 292  Electronic Instrumentation 2   PHY 293   Contemporary Physics Lab 2
PHY 294  Electronic Instrumentation Lab 2   PHY 286   Computational Physics 3
MTH 252  Calculus III 4   *MTH 347   Differential Equations 3
MTH 222  Linear Algebra 3   Miami Plan Foundation 3
Foreign Language 3   Miami Plan Foundation 3
 
17
   
17
Third Year        
First Semester     Second Semester  
PHY 400  Seminar 1   PHY 400  Seminar 1
PHY 451  Classical Mechanics 4   PHY 461  Electromagnetic Theory 4
PHY 483  Mathematical Methods in Physics 4   PHY 491  Intro to Quantum Physics 3
Miami Plan Foundation 3   Miami Plan Foundation 3
Miami Plan Foundation 3   Miami Plan Thematic Seq 3
 
15
   
14
Fourth Year        
First Semester     Second Semester  
PHY 400  Seminar 1   PHY 400   Seminar 1
PHY 437  Thermodynamics 4   Miami Plan Capstone 3
Advanced Physics Laboratory course 3-4   Advanced Physics course 4
Elective 4   Advanced Physics course 3-4
Miami Plan Thematic Sequence (MPT) 3   Elective 4
 
15-16
   
15-16

Note: Mathematics and foreign language placement is usually done during Summer Orientation.  Some students may start with Calculus II and/or need only one or two foreign language courses.

 

*MTH 347 is not a requirement for the BS Physics, but the Mathematics thematic sequence can be satisfied by completing MTH 347, along with MTH 222 & 252, both requirements for this degree.