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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.  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.


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