## 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):

**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

#### Second Semester

Students must take either of the 2 following courses:

PHYS 9984 Advanced Research

PHYS 9984 Advanced Research

To complete their course requirements, students must take one advanced elective before the completion of the third year such as:

PHYS 7741 Advanced Biological Physics

PHYS 7733 Topics in Elementary Particle Physics and Cosmology

PHYS 7734 Topics in Condensed Matter Physics