Anticipated schedule for upper division physics courses

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(Note that some classes are on a two-year rotation and some electives are added depending on instructor availability.)

2018-19, 2020-21, 2022-23, etc.

  Fall (even year) Spring (odd year)
Required classes: 3130 Modern Physics 3130 Modern Physics
  3250 Math Methods 3210 Classical Mechanics
  3310 Electricity and Magnetism I 3320 Electricity and Magnetism II
  4250 Quantum Mechanics I 3410 Statistical Mechanics
  4810 Senior Seminar 4810 Senior Seminar
     
Elective or taken to satisfy computer science requirement: 3140 Intro to Computational Physics  
Elective: 4460 Solid State Physics I (required in the solid state degree option) 4470 Solid State Physics II 
 
    3950 Special Topics: Biophysics 
    3960 Special Topics: History of Physics
    4260 Quantum Mechanics II
Lab: 3170 Instrumentation Lab I 3180 Instrumentation Lab II
  4170 Optics Lab 4150 Solid State Lab (required in some degree options)

2017-18, 2019-20, 2021-22, etc.

  Fall (odd year) Spring (even year)
Required classes: 3130 Modern Physics 3130 Modern Physics
  3250 Math Methods 3210 Classical Mechanics
  3310 Electricity and Magnetism I 3320 Electricity and Magnetism II
  4250 Quantum Mechanics I 3410 Statistial Mechanics
  4810 Senior Seminar 4810 Senior Seminar
    4510 Optics
Elective or taken to satisfy computer science requirement: 3140 Intro to Computational Physics  
Elective: 3650 Nuclear Physics 3060 Astrophysics
    4260 Quantum Mechanics II
Lab: 3170 Instrumentation Lab I 3180 Instrumentation Lab II
  4170 Optics Lab  

Additional elective courses that are offered occasionally:

  • 4720 Stellar Structures and Evolution
  • 4600 Special and General Relativity
  • 3950 Special Topics (History of Physics, Nonlinear Physics, etc)
  • 3700 Acoustics

* Last updated: 25 November 2017