Graduate Studies

Physics
2019-2020

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 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.