## Degrees Offered with a Major in Physics

- Doctor of Philosophy
- without a concentration
- concentration in Imaging Science and Technology

- Master of Science
- Master of Science in Teaching

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

## Physics Courses

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY 5905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6246 | Classical Mechanics | 3 |

PHY 6346 | Electromagnetic Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6347 | Electromagnetic Theory II | 3 |

PHY 6536 | Statistical Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6555C | Cryogenics | 4 |

PHY 6645 | Quantum Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6646 | Quantum Mechanics II | 3 |

PHY 6648 | Quantum Field Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6910 | Supervised Research | 1-5 |

PHY 6920 | Departmental Colloquium | 1 |

PHY 6932 | Seminar in Molecular and Computational Physics | 1 |

PHY 6943 | Internship in College Teaching | 2-4 |

PHY 6971 | Research for Master's Thesis | 1-15 |

PHY 7097 | Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics | 3 |

PHY 7669 | Quantum Field Theory II | 3 |

PHY 7979 | Advanced Research | 1-12 |

PHY 7980 | Research for Doctoral Dissertation | 1-15 |

PHZ 5155C | Physical Modeling and Simulation | 3 |

PHZ 5354 | Introduction to Particle Physics | 3 |

PHZ 6355 | Elementary Particle Physics I | 3 |

PHZ 6358 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles I | 3 |

PHZ 6391 | Seminar in Astrophysics | 1 |

PHZ 6392 | Seminar in Particle Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6426 | Solid State I | 3 |

PHZ 6493 | Seminar in Condensed Matter Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6607 | Special and General Relativity | 3 |

PHZ 7357 | Elementary Particle Physics II | 3 |

PHZ 7359 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles II | 3 |

PHZ 7427 | Solid State II | 3 |

PHZ 7428 | Modern Condensed Matter Physics | 3 |

PHZ 7429 | Phases of Condensed Matter | 3 |

PHZ 7608 | Special and General Relativity II | 3 |

## Physics Departmental Courses

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY 5905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6246 | Classical Mechanics | 3 |

PHY 6346 | Electromagnetic Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6347 | Electromagnetic Theory II | 3 |

PHY 6536 | Statistical Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6555C | Cryogenics | 4 |

PHY 6645 | Quantum Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6646 | Quantum Mechanics II | 3 |

PHY 6648 | Quantum Field Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6910 | Supervised Research | 1-5 |

PHY 6920 | Departmental Colloquium | 1 |

PHY 6932 | Seminar in Molecular and Computational Physics | 1 |

PHY 6943 | Internship in College Teaching | 2-4 |

PHY 6971 | Research for Master's Thesis | 1-15 |

PHY 7097 | Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics | 3 |

PHY 7669 | Quantum Field Theory II | 3 |

PHY 7979 | Advanced Research | 1-12 |

PHY 7980 | Research for Doctoral Dissertation | 1-15 |

PHZ 5155C | Physical Modeling and Simulation | 3 |

PHZ 5354 | Introduction to Particle Physics | 3 |

PHZ 6355 | Elementary Particle Physics I | 3 |

PHZ 6358 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles I | 3 |

PHZ 6391 | Seminar in Astrophysics | 1 |

PHZ 6392 | Seminar in Particle Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6426 | Solid State I | 3 |

PHZ 6493 | Seminar in Condensed Matter Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6607 | Special and General Relativity | 3 |

PHZ 7357 | Elementary Particle Physics II | 3 |

PHZ 7359 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles II | 3 |

PHZ 7427 | Solid State II | 3 |

PHZ 7428 | Modern Condensed Matter Physics | 3 |

PHZ 7429 | Phases of Condensed Matter | 3 |

PHZ 7608 | Special and General Relativity II | 3 |

## physics

SLO 1 Knowledge

Students who graduate with a PhD in physics from our university are expected to have a very solid and broad understanding of all fundamental aspects of the physical sciences. They are expected to be able to apply their knowledge as well as logical thinking, analysis, and higher level mathematical concepts to many problems and issues well beyond physics.

SLO 2 Knowledge

Graduate students in our PhD program are expected to delve deeply into one or two specific research projects such that they are seen as world-leaders in this particular research area when they graduate. At the same time, they are expected to have a fairly broad knowledge in a variety of sub-field in physics.

SLO 3 Skills

Students are able to dissect complex systems or problems, discuss and analyze them.

SLO 4 Skills

Students publish articles in high impact journals in their specific area of work and present their results at national and international conferences.

SLO 5 Professional Behavior

Students will demonstrate ethical behavior, cultural sensitivity, and professional conduct, and will be able to communicate their work orally as well as in writing.