PH.D curriculum

Most TAs take only two courses per semester. Students with strong backgrounds and students who are not TAs should take three courses per semester. Students who are unsure of what to do can try three courses, but evaluate their situation by the end of the second week when they can drop one course with no monetary penalty.

 

Two courses/semester

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

931 Math Physics I

941 E&M I

 

939 Mechanics I

943 QM I

 

Physics Teaching Seminar

Introduction to Research

Year 2

942 E&M II

805 Experimental

 

944 QM II

935 Statistical Mechanics

Year 3

Elective

Elective

 

999 Research

999 Research

Year 4

Elective

Elective

 

999 Research

 

Three courses/semester

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

931 Math Physics I

805 Experimental

 

939 Mechanics I

941 E & M I

 

Elective

943 QM I

 

Physics Teaching Seminar

Introduction to Research

Year 2

942 E&M II

935 Statistical

 

944 QM II

Elective

 

Elective

Elective

Year 3

999 Research

999 Research