Planned Graduate Physics Course Offerings

Last update: October 21, 2021

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Semester-by-Semester Course Schedule
Semester 2021 FA 2022 SP 2022 FA 2023 SP 2023 FA 2024 SP 2024 FA 2025 SP
Courses PHYS 771, USD PHYS 773, USD PHYS 721, SDM PHYS 723, SDM PHYS 771, USD PHYS 773, USD PHYS 721, SDM PHYS 723, SDM
PHYS 743, SDM PHYS 761, SDM PHYS 751, USD PHYS 783, SDM PHYS 743, SDM PHYS 761, SDM PHYS 751, USD PHYS 786, USD
PHYS 790, USD PHYS 790, SDM PHYS 790, USD PHYS 790, SDM PHYS 790, USD PHYS 790, SDM PHYS 790, USD PHYS 790, SDM
PHYS 763, SDM PHYS 739, SDM a) PHYS 765, SDM PHYS 733, USD PHYS 764, SDM PHYS 785, USD PHYS 763, SDM PHYS 739, tbd
  a) : Canceled.
Course ID, Name, Credit Hours and Offering Frequency
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours Course/year
Required core courses:
PHYS 721 Electrodynamics I (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 723 Electrodynamics II (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 743 Statistical Mechanics (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 751 Classical Mechanics (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 761 Nuclear and Particle Physics (core cousrse for PhD, elective for MS) (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 771 Quantum Mechanics I (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 773 Quantum Mechanics II (3-0) 3 0.5
PHYS 790 Seminar Credits: 1-3 (Taking 2 or 3 crs/semester requires instructor's permission) (3-0) 3 2
Elective courses (Elective courses offered once per three years are planned to follow the same sequence as above in future years):
PHYS 683 Mathematical Physics II (3-0) 3
PHYS 691 Independent Study 1 to 3
PHYS 692 Topics 1 to 3
PHYS 733 Experimental Particle Physics: Principles, Data Analysis, and Simulation (3-0) 3 0.33
PHYS 739 Condensed Matter Physics I (3-0) 3 0.33
PHYS 749 Condensed Matter Physics II (3-0) 3
PHYS 763 Advanced Particle Physics (3-0) 3 0.33
PHYS 764 Physics of Neutrinos (3-0) 3 0.33
PHYS 765 Advanced Nuclear Physics (3-0) 3 0.33
PHYS 775 General Relativity (3-0) 3
PHYS 777 Introduction to Quantum Information (3-0) 3
PHYS 779 Group Theory (3-0) 3
PHYS 783 Quantum Field Theory (3-0) 3 0.25
PHYS 784 Advanced Quantum Field Theory (3-0) 3
PHYS 785 Astrophysics and Cosmology (3-0) 3 0.33
PHYS 786 Nuclear Astrophysics and the Origin of the Elements (3-0) 3 0.25
PHYS 791 Independent Study 1 to 3
PHYS 692 Topics 1 to 3