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Science, Sustainability, and Environment


Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Uncover Mysteries of Matter

Physics is a natural science that investigates the nature and properties of matter and energy in an effort to understand the behavior of the universe. You’ll work directly with faculty on original research projects, intern in national laboratories and institutes, and be equipped to succeed in a variety of physics disciplines.

Contact Info

Stephen Alexander, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Physics

217 Kreger Hall, 500 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45046


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Curriculum and Courses

Through our degree programs, all physics majors will become proficient in mathematics (at least through calculus) and in programming computers. In addition, our majors develop skills in electronics and advanced laboratory techniques.

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

About 60 percent of our physics graduates attend graduate or professional school, specializing in physics, engineering, business, law, education, or medicine. After further education, other careers include those in computational science or the physical sciences such as meteorology or oceanography.

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


  • Miami makes research very accessible to undergraduates. This is not always the case at a lot of universities. Much of what I have learned has been through that practical experience.

    Joseph Converse ’20

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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