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.