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Biological Physics

Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Physics With a Life-Science Flavor

Biological Physics studies the behavior of biological systems, applying physical techniques to solve problems in physics, biology, and medicine. This interdisciplinary degree is a good preparation for careers in biophysics, medical physics, medicine, and biomedical engineering.

Contact Info

Paul Urayama, Ph.D.

Biological Physics and Pre-Med Advisor

Department of Physics

Kreger Hall 217

500 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45046


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Curriculum and Courses

The Biological Physics program combines a broad science curriculum with physical and mathematical rigor. In addition to courses in physics (classical and contemporary physics, electronics and instrumentation, computational physics), core coursework includes biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, general and organic chemistry, calculus, and applied statistics.

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Career Options

About 60 percent of our physics graduates attend graduate or professional school for careers in biological physics and biophysics, medical physics, medicine, and biomedical engineering. Students also continue with studies in business, law, education, or public health. Those students not continuing their formal education find employment in a variety of scientific and technical fields. Teaching, military service, or technical sales and services are some of these options. A biological physics degree can also provide entry into other fields, such as marketing or business operations with technical companies.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Avnika Bali
  • Avnika excelled at Miami where she began research before her freshman year. She co-authored multiple journal publications, presented research nationwide and was awarded the prestigious, merit-based Astronaut Scholarship.

    Avnika Bali '18
    Graduate Student, Yale University

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