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For each degree, the student must fulfill the University requirements set forth in the catalog under which he/she entered. The semester hour requirements may be fulfilled both by classroom hours and research hours. A total of nine one-semester graduate level courses is required for the Master's Degree in Applied Physics; a "core" of four courses is required of all students. The Applied Physics Committee may waive some course requirements for students who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of material in one or more core/elective course(s). The student will normally be expected to complete the course requirements in three semesters and maintain a minimum grade of a B- in core courses with an overall B average for all courses taken. The current list of courses is shown below, and is updated regularly upon approval of the Applied Physics Committee and the participating departments.Â **Effective Fall, 2002, any student who receives a grade of "C+" or lower in any course is required to repeat the class.**Â For more details, see the Applied Physics Graduate Student Handbook.

Each student's curriculum, research, and thesis topics receive individual consideration by the Applied Physics Committee and must be approved. Most APP students defend for a Master's degree and continue on to become candidates for the Ph.D. Â Please note that all courses are not offered every year or semester.

UNIV 594, "Responsible Conduct of Research":Â Any Applied Physics students planning on Biophysics, Biochemistry, or Bioengineering research should registrar for UNIV 594 during their first semester. Â All other Applied Physics students are not required to sign up but are encouraged to take this course as well.

Students can choose 4 of the 10 listed, depending on their research, to fulfill this requirement. Any taken beyond the first 4 will count as electives.Â

Course Name | Course Number(s) |
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Quantum Mechanics | PHYS 521 or CHEM 530 |

Quantum Mechanics II | PHYS 522 or CHEM 531 |

Statistical Physics | PHYS 526 or CHEM 520 |

Classical Mechanics | PHYS 515 |

Electrodynamics | PHYS 532 |

Fluid Mechanics | CHBE 501 |

Heat and Mass Transport | CHBE 502 |

Mathematical Methods | PHYS 516 |

Physical Biology | BIOE 502 |

Solid State Physics | PHYS 563 |

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 APCAC or the host department. NOTE: Students may take an undergraduate level of a course prior to the graduate level course if needed.Â Any undergraduate courses taken will not count toward the required credits for the degree.

Elective Name | Elective Number(s) |
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Microbiology & BiotechnologyÂ | BIOC 524 |

Molecular Biophysics | BIOC 551 |

Computational Molecular Bioengineering/Biophysics | BIOC 589/BIOE 589 |

Physical Biology | BIOE 502 |

Synthetic Biology | BIOE 508 |

Biophotonics Instrumentation and Applications Â Â Â Â | BIOE 512 |

Introductory Computational System Biology: Modeling & Design Principles of Biochem Networks | BIOE 552 |

Lasers in Medicine and Bioengineering | BIOE 584 |

Optical Imaging and Nanobiophotonics | BIOE 587 |

Computational Molecular Bioengineering/Biophysics | BIOE 589/BIOC 589 |

Methods of Molecular Simulation | BIOE 610/PHYS 610 |

Advanced Biophotonics Â Â | BIOE 684 Â Â |

Computational Science I | CAAM 519 |

Theoretical Neuroscience I; Biophysical Modeling of Cells and Circuits | CAAM 615 |

Computational Nanoscience | CEVE 538/MSNE 538 |

Fluid Mechanics | CHBE 501 |

Heat and Mass Transport | CHBE 502 |

Statistical Physics | CHBE 540 |

Colloidal and Interfacial PhenomenaÂ Â Â Â Â | CHBE 560 |

Kinetics, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering | CHBE 590 |

Polymer Synthesis, Soft materials and Nanocomposites | CHBE 597/CHEM 597/MSNE 597 |

Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics | CHBE 602 |

Rheology | CHBE 603 |

Applications of Molecular Simulations and Statistical Mechanics | CHBE 615 |

Chemical Engineering of Nanostructured Materials | CHBE 630 |

Spectral Methods in Organic Chemistry | CHEM 511 |

Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics | CHEM 515 |

Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics | CHEM 520 |

Quantum Mechanics I/Quantum ChemistryÂ | CHEM 530 |

Quantum Mechanics II/Quantum Chemistry | CHEM 531 |

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology I | CHEM 533 |

Supramolecular Chemistry | CHEM 547 |

Chemical Physics of Condensed and Biological Matter | CHEM 550 |

Nanocarbons | CHEM 557 |

Nanocrystals | CHEM 558 |

Polymer Synthesis, Soft materials and Nanocomposites | CHEM 597/CHBE 597/MSNE 597 |

Transition Metal Chemistry | CHEM 595 |

Molecular Spectroscopy & Group Theory | CHEM 630 |

Nanophotonics, Spectroscopy, and Materials for Sustainability | CHEM 661/ELEC 661/MSNE 661 |

Integrated & Fiber Optics | ELEC 560 |

Optoelectronic Devices | ELEC 562 |

Lasers and Photonics | ELEC 563 |

Introduction to Solid State Physics II | ELEC 564/PHYS 564 |

Materials for Energy & Photocatalysis | ELEC 565 |

Nanophotonics & Metamaterials | ELEC 566 |

Nano-Optics | ELEC 567 |

Laser Spectroscopy | ELEC 568 |

Ultrafast Optical Phenomena | ELEC 569/PHYS 569 |

Imaging at the Nanoscale | ELEC 571 |

Photonic Devices & Circuits | ELEC 572 |

Optical Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials Â | ELEC 573 Â |

Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering | ELEC 581 |

Fundamentals of Medical Imaging | ELEC 585 |

Optics | ELEC 591 |

Topics in Quantum Optics (Nonlinear Optics) | ELEC 592 |

Topics in Nanophotonics | ELEC 603 |

Nano-Optics | ELEC 604 |

Computational Electrodynamics and Nanophotonics | ELEC 605/PHYS 605 |

Thin Films | ELEC 645/MSNE 645 |

Nanophotonics, Spectroscopy, and Materials for Sustainability | ELEC 661/CHEM 661/MSNE 661 |

Nano-Neurotechnology | ELEC 680 |

Seminar Topics in Nanotechnology | ELEC 691 |

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis | MECH 520 |

Applied Monte Carlo Analysis | MECH 679 |

Convective Heat Transfer | MECH 682 |

Radiative Heat Transfer I | MECH 683 |

Radiative Heat Transfer II | MECH 684 |

Mechanical Properties of Materials | MSNE 502 |

Thermodynamics & Transport Phenomena in Materials Science | MSNE 503 |

Scaling Concepts in Materials | MSNE 510 |

Properties, Synthesis, and Design of Composite Materials | MSNE 523 |

Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering | MSNE 533 |

Crystallography and Diffraction | MSNE 535 |

Computational Nanoscience | MSNE 538/CEVE 538 |

Materials in Nature and Biometic Strategies | MSNE 555 |

Microscopy Methods | MSNE 580 |

Polymer Synthesis, Soft materials and Nanocomposites | MSNE 597/CHBE 597/CHEM 597 |

Crystal Thermodynamics | MSNE 610 |

Principles of Nanoscale Mechanics | MSNE 614 |

Thin Film Failure Analysis, Measurement & Reliability | MSNE 615 |

Spectroscopy: Tools in Materials Science | MSNE 623 |

Thermodynamics of Alloys | MSNE 634 |

Transformation of Alloys | MSNE 635 |

Thin Films | MSNE 645/ELEC 645 |

Nanomaterials and Nanomechanics | MSNE 650 |

Nanophotonics, Spectroscopy, and Materials for SustainabilityÂ | MSNE 661/CHEM 661/ELEC 661 |

Conduction Phenomena in Solids | MSNE 666 |

Introduction to Plasma Physics | PHYS 480 |

Ionospheric Physics | PHYS 512 |

Classical Mechanics | PHYS 515 |

Mathematical Methods | PHYS 516 |

Computational Methods | PHYS 517 |

Quantum Mechanics I | PHYS 521 |

Statistical Physics | PHYS 526 |

Electrodynamics | PHYS 532 |

Nanostructures and Nanotechnology I | PHYS 533 |

Nanostructures and Nanotechnology II | PHYS 534 |

Methods of Experimental Physics I | PHYS 537 |

Methods of Experimental Physics II | PHYS 538 |

Characterization and Fabrication at the Nanoscale | PHYS 539 |

Biological Physics Â | PHYS 551 Â |

Topics in Biological Physics Â | PHYS 552 Â |

Solid State Physics | PHYS 563 |

Introduction to Solid State Physics II | PHYS 564/ELEC 564 |

Surface Physics | PHYS 566 |

Quantum Materials | PHYS 567 |

Quantum Phase Transition Â | PHYS 568 Â |

Ultrafast Optics | PHYS 569/ELEC 569 |

Modern Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics | PHYS 571 |

Fundamentals of Quantum Optics | PHYS 572 |

Computational Electrodynamics and Nanophotonics Â | PHYS 605/ELEC 605 Â |

Biological & Molecular Simulation | PHYS 610/BIOE 610 |

Condensed Matter Theory:Â Applications | PHYS 663 |

Condensed Matter Theory:Â Many-Body Formalism | PHYS 664 |

No courses may be used for both core and elective courses. Due to overlap of curricula, only one from each of the pairs PHYS 521/CHEM 530, and PHYS 526/CHEM 520/CHBE 540 may be used for the nine required courses.

NOTE: For any electives not on this list, the approval of the Applied Physics Chair and/or the Graduate Committee will be required. MSNE 506 will not be accepted as an approved elective.