Physics- Bachelor of Arts
For information, contact the Department of Physics, 217 Kreger Hall, 513-529-5625.
Miami offers both a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in physics. The A.B. degree is for those students wishing to acquire a good background in physical science to complement work in other areas. The A.B. degree is especially well suited for persons desiring teacher licensure in physics and those preparing for careers in medicine, law, or business. The B.S. degree prepares students for graduate study or employment in physics or physics-related fields. Engineering physics and biological physics are described earlier in this chapter.
Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the College of Education, Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6418.
Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts
(47-51 semester hours)
|Select one of the following:||5-9|
and Calculus II
& MTH 251
and Calculus II
|Select the following:|
|MTH 252||Calculus III||4|
& PHY 192
|General Physics with Laboratory I|
and General Physics with Laboratory II
|PHY 286||Introduction to Computational Physics||3|
|PHY 281||Contemporary Physics I: Foundations||3|
|PHY 282||Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers||3|
|PHY 292||Electronic Instrumentation||2|
|PHY 293||Contemporary Physics Laboratory||2|
|PHY 294||Laboratory in Electronic Instrumentation||2|
|Select three hours of physics courses numbered 300-399 or above 410 with written approval of your physics advisor 1||3|
|Select ten hours of related courses with written approval from your physics advisor 2||10|
|Total Credit Hours||47-51|
Excluding PHY 311
Can be selected from upper level PHY courses or advanced courses in other areas.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Physics meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing PHY 293, PHY 294, and either PHY 488 or an independent study PHY course by petition.