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The degree prepares students who are interested in physics and planning to enter professional schools in business, education, journalism, law and medicine, as well as liberal arts students desiring a strong background in physical science but with career objectives in other areas.

This flexible program offers the opportunity for parallel studies in another discipline and/or pre-professional preparation. Students may choose to follow the standard BA or choose a specific area of emphasis: the Biophysics Concentration, the Business Concentration or the Entrepreneurship Concentration.

Students interested in careers as professional physicists or graduate study in physics should pursue the Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Concentrations

Biophysics

This concentration prepares students interested in physics who are planning to enter professional schools in medicine, biomedical engineering and biomechanics, or entry-level biotechnology positions in industry and government. The flexible program offers the opportunity for parallel studies in another discipline.

Students satisfying the degree requirements of this program will also have satisfied the course requirements for admission into medical schools. Interested students should consult the  Pre-Health Professions Advising and Evaluation Committee (PPAEC).

Business

This concentration prepares students interested in physics and planning to enter business and business management careers. Concentrates on the basic of business administration and also gain a thorough understanding of electronics, lasers, computers and other tools used by physicists.

Entrepreneurship

This concentration provides students with a strong background in physics as well as the skill set for starting and growing new high-tech business ventures. The curriculum encourages “hands on” interdisciplinary research in the form of an independent study course and an entrepreneurial science internship. It also provides the flexibility to tailor coursework to science and technology entrepreneurial activities.

Graduates of this program will be well equipped to create their own high-tech jobs within existing companies as well as their own startup ventures.

Physics Education - FIUteach

This program prepares students interested in physics and science for teaching at the secondary level. Students are encouraged to contact the FIUteach program for opportunities to try out teaching at no cost.

Interested students can contact the department, the FIUteach program, or the secondary science advisor for additional details and certification requirements.

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Next Steps

  • Business, education, journalism, law and medicine
  • Professional studies or work in business, education and journalism
  • Law school
  • Medical school

Contact Us

Department of Physics
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 204

Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-2605
Fax: 305-348-6700