2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Physics/Astrophysics, Ph.D.

Requirements

Completion of the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 or better:

PHYS 60743Astrophysics

3

PHYS 60303Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 60403Electrodynamics

3

Plus 3 courses from the following:

PHYS 60203Classical Mechanics

3

PHYS 60313Quantum Mechanics

3

PHYS 60413Electrodynamics

3

PHYS 60603Statistical Physics

3

A minimum of nine hours of PHYS 60970 Research Problems in Astronomy must be completed with an average grade of 2.75 or better. Students in the astrophysics option may also be required to take PHYS 70743 Advanced Topics in Astrophysics to ensure an adequate background for their dissertation research.

Except for the courses specified above, the remaining regulations concerning coursework, predissertation qualifying exam and dissertation are the same as those prescribed above for the Ph.D. in Physics.