BS Engineering Physics

Requirements: The core physics requirements, PHY 483, MTH 222, and completion of one of three paths

Path 1:  The 3-2 Binary Engineering Plan
Students should take CHM 141 (or 137), 142, 144, and 145.  Some engineering schools also recommend EAS 102, ECO 201 and 202.

Requirements for the 3-2 Program
Students planning an engineering degree may arrange a B.S. 3-2 plan with any engineering school.  Students must earn a minimum of 96 hours at Miami (with 32 hours being at the 200-level or above) with a grade point average of at least 3.0.  All Miami Plan and College of Arts and Science requirements must be satisfied.  Completion of the 3-2 Program will satisfy the Miami Plan Capstone requirement.  Students must file a petition with the College of Arts and Science to participate in the 3-2 Program.  For more information see the "Combined Programs" and "Arts-Professional Arrangement" sections that appear elsewhere in the General Bulletin.

It is best to begin academic planning in your first year at Miami for later participation in the 3-2 Program. Contact the Engineering Liaison Advisor, Chief Departmental Advisor, or your academic advisor in the Department of Physics for more information.

Path 2:  Complete one of the following Minors in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami
Computer Engr (26-27 semester hrs).  PHY292, 294 replaces ECE205
Computer Science (18 semester hrs).
Electrical Engineering (19-20 semester hrs). PHY 292, 294 replaces ECE 205; and MTH 347 may replace MTH 245
Manufacturing Engineering (28 semester hrs).
Mechanical Engineering (21 semester hrs).

Path 3:  Applied Physics Tracks 
Electro-Optics Track  (16 semester hours)
    PHY 461     Electricity & Magnetism (4)
    PHY 441     Optics & Laser Physics (4)
    PHY 442     Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules (4)
    PHY 491     Quantum Mechanics (4)

Electrical/Instrumentation Track  (22 - 24 semester hours)
    PHY 461     Electricity & Magnetism (4)
    PHY 471     Advanced Electronics (3)
    PHY 423     Material Physics (4)  
    MME/ECE 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)
    PHY 451     Classical Mechanics (4) OR (EAS 102 (3) and MME 211 (3) )
    STA 368     Introduction to Statistics (4)
    Recommended additional elective: PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Materials Track  (17- 18 semester hours)
    PHY 437     Intermediate Thermodynamics and Intro to Statistical Physics (4)
    PHY 423     Material Physics (4)
    CHM 141 (3) or CHM 137 (4)
    MME 223     Engineering Materials (3)
    MME/PCE 313 Fluid Mechanics (3)
    Recommended additional elective: PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Biomedical Track  (22 - 29 semester hours) (Students must allow time for two full years of Chemistry.)
    CHM 141 (or CHM 137), 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (5 or 6)
    CHM 142, 145 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (5)
    CHM 231     Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4) (for non-premeds) OR
    CHM 241, 242, 244, 245 Organic Chemistry with Lab (10) (for premeds)
    ZOO 116     Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cell, and Molecular Bio (4)
    PHY 421     Biophysics (4)
    Recommended additional elective:  ZOO 305 Animal Physiology (4)

Sample Curriculum with a Path 3 Track
First Year        
First Semester     Second Semester  
PHY 181.F  The Physical World I 4   PHY 182.F  The Physical World II 4
PHY 183  Physics Lab 1   PHY 184  Physics Lab 1
MTH 151 or 153  Calculus I 4-5   MTH 251  Calculus II 4
Foreign Language 4   Foreign Language 3
ENG 111  College Composition 3   ENG 112  Composition & Literature 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 3   *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 483  Mathematical Methods in Phy 4   Course for selected track 4
Course for selected track 4   Miami Plan Foundation 3
Miami Plan Foundation 3   Miami Plan Foundation 3
Miami Plan Foundation 3   Electives 6
 
15
   
17
Fourth Year        
First Semester     Second Semester  
PHY 400   Seminar 1   PHY 400   Seminar 1
Course for selected track 4   Course for selected track 4
Course for selected track 3   Capstone 3
Miami Plan Foundation 3   Electives 8
Electives 6      
 
17
   
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.