Graduate Studies

Physics
2020-2021

Please refer to the Physics graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Science in Physics/Master of Science in Physics

Requirements for Enrollment
  • 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 406G/B, 410G/B, 421G/B, 431G/B, 461G/B, 462G/B, and 477G/B.  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.

May include three of the following courses:

PHYS 406G/B Mathematical Methods of Physics II (3)
PHYS 410G/B Computational Methods (3)
PHYS 421G/B Electricity and Magnetism II (3)
PHYS 431G/B Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (3)
PHYS 461G/B Astrophysics I (3)
PHYS 462G/B Astrophysics II (3)
PHYS 477G/B 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.