# Standard Coursework

## PhD program courses

All PhD candidates are required to take the following courses (for more details including MS course requirements please see the graduate handbook). Note that in the second year of coursework, students will have the opportunity to take two semesters of coursework in their chosen concentration area. The choices are: Elementary Particle Physics, Nanophysics or Condensed Matter Physics, Biological Physics, Network Science, and Nanomedicine.

**First Year Courses**

#### First Semester

PHYS 7210 Introduction to Research

PHYS 7301 Classical Mechanics/Math Methods

PHYS 7302 Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS 7315 Quantum Theory I

#### Second Semester

PHYS 7210 Introduction to Research

PHYS 7305 Statistical Physics

PHYS 7316 Quantum Theory II

PHYS 5318 Principles of Experimental Physics

**Second Year Courses**

#### First Semester

PHYS 7321 Computational Physics

Students must also take 2 of the following 3 courses:

PHYS 7323 Elementary Particle Physics

PHYS 7324 Condensed Matter Physics

PHYS 7731 Biological Physics

For the Network Science concentration, students must take one of the above elective courses plus:

PHYS 5116 Complex Networks and Applications

For the Nanomedicine concentration, students must take one of the above elective courses plus:

NNMD 5270 Introduction to Nanomedicine Science and Technology

#### Second Semester

Students must take either of the 2 following options:

PHYS 9984 Advanced Research (for 6 SH if their advanced elective of choice is not offered)

OR

PHYS 9984 Advanced Research (for 2 SH, as well as an advanced elective)

Students must take one advanced elective from the following list to fulfill their course requirements (NOTE: these advanced electives are offered at least every other year)

PHYS 7741 Advanced Biological Physics

PHYS 7733 Topics in Elementary Particle Physics and Cosmology

PHYS 7734 Topics in Condensed Matter Physics

PHYS 7331 Network Science Data

NNMD 7370 Nanosystems Design for Biology and Medicine