Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Bachelor’s Degree in Physics


The USM undergraduate program in Physics provides a solid background in Physics, giving students the skills and tools that will allow them to join research teams and continue graduate studies. The Physics Department carries out important high-level research activities, both theoretical and experimental, in collaboration with world-renowned centers in the areas of High Energy Physics (Particles) and Condensed Matter Physics (Nanotechnology).


1st Semester
  • General Physics I
  • Mathematics I
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Introduction to Contemporary Physics
  • Physical Education I

2nd Semester
  • General Physics III
  • Mathematics II
  • Programming
  • Scientific Instrumentation
  • Physical Education II
  • Humanistic Course I
3rd Semester
  • General Physics II
  • Mathematics III
  • Experimental Physics
  • Sports
  • English Language l
  • Humanistic Course II
4th Semester
  • General Physics IV
  • Mathematics IV
  • Probabilities and Statistics
  • Intermediate Mechanics I
  • English Language II
5th Semester
  • Electromagnetic Fields I
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  •  Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Intermediate Mechanics II
  • English Language III
6th Semester
  • Electromagnetic Fields II
  • Quantum Physics
  • Advanced Experimental Physics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • English Language IV
7th Semester
  • Quantum Physics II
  • Introduction to High Energy Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Advanced Elective Course I
  • The Scientific Method
8th Semester
  • Advanced Elective Course II
  • Advanced Elective Course III
  • Advanced Elective Course IV
  • Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics
  • Undergraduate Seminar

In addition, the Department offers:

    • 1. Master in Science, mention in Physics. Areas of specialization:
      • a. Condensed matter
      • b. Fields and particles

Accredited for 6 years until 2023. Main Campus, Valparaíso, daytime, presence-based. Agencia Acredita Qualitas

    • 2. 2. Doctorate in Physical Sciences. USM-PUCV Joint program. Areas of specialization:
      • a. a. Fields and Particles, Theoretical and Experimental (USM)
      • b. Theoretical and experimental condensed material (USM)
      • c. Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, Theoretical (PUCV)
      • d. Complex systems, theoretical and experimental (PUCV)

Accredited for 9 years until 2028. Main Campus, Valparaíso, daytime, presence-based. Agencia Acredita CAN

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