A new Graduate Curriculum was adopted by the faculty in October 2009. The new requirements apply to students entering the PhD program in August 2010 or later.
The normal course sequence is:
(Each course carries 3
credit units unless otherwise noted.)
1st year | 2nd year | |
Fall Semester | Spring Semester | Fall Semester |
Mathematical Methods | Electrodynamics | Graduate Advanced Physics |
Classical Mechanics | Quantum Mechanics | Elective |
Statistical Mechanics | Elective | |
Physics Research Seminar (1 unit) |
or
1st year | 2nd year | |
Fall Semester | Spring Semester | Fall Semester |
Mathematical Methods | Electrodynamics | Graduate Advanced Physics |
Classical Mechanics | Quantum Mechanics | Statistical Mechanics |
[Intermediate course] | Elective | Elective |
Physics Research Seminar (1 unit) |
The Classical Mechanics course could be delayed to the second year in special circumstances.