Core Courses: 4 Required
Students can choose 4 of the 11 listed, depending on their research, to fulfill this requirement. Any taken beyond the first 4 will count as electives. Note that APPL 500 is a required course for incoming students, but is in addition to the core course requirement.
|Course Number(s)||Course Name|
|PHYS 515||Classical Dynamics|
|PHYS 516||Mathematical Methods|
|PHYS 521 or CHEM 530||Quantum Mechanics I / Quantum Chemistry|
|PHYS 522 or CHEM 531||Quantum Mechanics II / Adv. Quantum Chemistry|
|PHYS 526 or CHEM 520||Statistical Physics / Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics|
|PHYS 532||Classical Electrodynamics|
|PHYS 563||Intro to Solid State Physics|
|BIOE 502||Physical Biology|
|CHBE 501||Fluid Mechanics and Transport Processes|
|CHBE 602||Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics|
|CHBE 611||Advanced Topics-Thermodynamics|
It is assumed that the student has an adequate background in Classical Mechanics, Electrostatistics, and Statistical and Thermal Physics. This background is determined from interviews or exams given to entering students by the APCC or the host department. NOTE: Students may take an undergraduate level of a course prior to the graduate level course if needed. Any undergraduate courses taken will not count toward the required credits for the degree.