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Graduate Physics & Astronomy Courses


Physics and Astronomy graduate students should consult the following resources to determine which courses to take for specific tracks, and to plan a four-year curriculum:

Courses in Physics and Astronomy are listed below.

  • Course IDs link to the catalog description on TOPNET.
  • Course types are: Lec=Lecture, Lab=Laboratory, L+L=Lecture and Laboratory, Sem=Seminar, and Ind=Independent Study.
  • Separate lecture and laboratory courses that must be taken together are listed together, even if the course numbers are not in order.
  • Timings of regularly-offered courses are given as "no"=not offered in a given semester, "Yes"=offered every year, "Odd"=offered in odd-numbered years, or "Even"=offered in even-numbered years. Other courses are offered on a less regular schedule; please inquire if interested. In all cases, "offered" means opened for registration and taught if enrollment is sufficient.
  • Co-requisite and pre-requisite courses are encoded with A=ASTR, B=BIOL, C=CHEM, G=GEOL, M=MATH, P=PHYS, "+"="and", and "/"="or".

 

Course ID Course Name Credit Course Offered Course Requirements ("+"="and", "/"="or")
Catalog Link   Hours Type Fall Spring Co-Requisites Pre-Requisites
ASTR 405G Astronomy for Teachers 3 Lec no Yes - -
PHYS 410G Physics for Teachers 3 Lec Odd no - -
PHYS 501 Classical Developments in Physics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 502 Modern Developments in Physics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 503 Physics Demonstration 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 505 Investigations in Physics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 511 Quant Modeling for Physics Instruc I: Mechanics 3 Lec - - - See catalog
PHYS 512 Quant Modeling for Physics Instruc II: ELectromag 3 Lec - - - See catalog
PHYS 516 Classroom Physics Teaching: Theory and Practice 3 Lec - - - P511/P512
PHYS 518 Classroom Apps of Physics and Science Ed Res 3 Lec - - - P511/P512
PHYS 519 Physical Science Education Research Methods 3 Lec - - - P518

 

Course ID Course Name Credit Course Offered Course Requirements ("+"="and", "/"="or")
Catalog Link   Hours Type Fall Spring Co-Requisites Pre-Requisites
PHYS 506 Overview of Homeland Security 1 Lec Yes no - -
PHYS 560 Intro to Physics Applications in Homeland Sec 3 Lec Yes no - -
PHYS 565 Optical Detection Methods of Biological and Chemical Agents 3 Lec - - - P560/consent *** PROPOSED ***
PHYS 570 Nuclear and Radiological Detec and Remediation 3 Lec no Yes P571 P560
PHYS 571 Nuclear and Radiological Detec and Remed Lab 1 Lab no Yes P570 P560
PHYS 590 Physical Principles of CBE Detec and Remediation 3 Lec Yes no P591 P570
PHYS 591 Physical Principles of CBE Detec and Remed Lab 1 Lab Yes no P590 P570
PHYS 598 Graduate Seminar 0.5 Sem Yes Yes - -
PHYS 599 Thesis Research / Writing 1-6 Ind - - - P570/C572/B552
PHYS 600 Maintaining Matriculation 1-6 Ind - - - -

 

Course ID Course Name Credit Course Offered Course Requirements ("+"="and", "/"="or")
Catalog Link   Hours Type Fall Spring Co-Requisites Pre-Requisites
PHYS 431G Radiation Biophysics 4 L+L no Odd - P201+P202/P231+P332
PHYS 440G ELectricity and Magnetism I 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 441G Optics 3 Lec Yes no P404G See catalog
PHYS 404G Optics Laboratory 1 Lab Yes no P441G -
PHYS 445G ELectricity and Magnetism II 3 Lec - - - P440/P440G
PHYS 450G Classical Mechanics II 3 Lec - - - P350G
PHYS 475G SeLected Topics in Physics 1-3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 480G Quantum Mechanics 3 Lec Yes no - P320+P350+P450
PHYS 510 Methods in Mathematical Physics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 520 Atomic and MoLecular 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 530 Statistical Physics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 540 ELectromagnetic Theory 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 550 Classical Mechanics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 580 Quantum Theory 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 660 Theory of Solids 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 670 Theoretical Nuclear Physics 3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 675 Advanced Topics in Physics 1-3 Lec - - - -
PHYS 799 Doctorate Research in Physics 1-10 Int - - - See catalog

 

 


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