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Physics - 2012-2013
Please refer to the Physics graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.
Requirements for Enrollment
Admission into the integrated program in Physics requires a minimum of a cumulative GPA and a major GPA of 3.25.
Integrated Degree Program Description
Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours of B-level physics classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Physics. Students may select three out of seven B-level courses: PHYS 410B, 421B, 431B, 461B, 462B, 468B, and 477B. The only exit option available in the integrated program is the thesis plan.
Integrated Degree Requirements
I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.
PHYS 510 Classical Mechanics I (3)
PHYS 520 Electromagnetic Theory I (3)
PHYS 530 Quantum Mechanics I (3)
II. Directed Electives (PHYS 577 not to exceed 4 s.h.): 17 s.h.
Must include three of the following courses:
PHYS 410B Computational Methods (3)
PHYS 421B Electricity and Magnetism II (3)
PHYS 431B Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (3)
PHYS 461B Astrophysics I (3)
PHYS 462B Astrophysics II (3)
PHYS 468B Mathematical Methods of Physics II (3)
PHYS 477B Special Problems in Experimental and Theoretical Physics (1–4, repeatable)
III. Thesis Plan: 8 s.h.
PHYS 571 Introduction to Thesis (must take prior to Thesis) (1)
PHYS 577 Special Problems in Physics (4)
PHYS 601 Thesis/Thesis Research (3)
Total Program: 34 s.h.
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog
Table of Contents
- General Information
- Campus and Facilities
- University Services
- Special Programs
- Academic Guidelines
- Graduate School Policies
- Costs and Financial Assistance
- Programs of Study
- Integrated Baccalaureate/Master's Degrees
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificates
- Other Departments Offering Courses for Graduate Credit