Specialization Curricula

Below are some suggested specialization curricula within the Applied Physics Graduate Program. Please note that the below courses are not a full list of possible electives for each specialization area.

Note: Not all courses are offered each semester or academic year. 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.

Nanomaterials & Nanodevices

Suggested core courses: PHYS 521, PHYS 526, PHYS 532, PHYS 563

Suggested elective courses:

Course Number(s)

Course Name

CHEM 533

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

CHEM 557

Nanocarbons

CHEM 558

Nanocrystals

ELEC 566

Nanophotonics & Metamaterials

ELEC 567

Nano-Optics

ELEC 571

Imaging at the Nanoscale

ELEC 603

Topics in Nanophotonics

ELEC 680

Nano-Neurotechnology

MSNE 650

Nanomaterials & Nanomechanics

PHYS 539

Character&Fabricatn Nanoscale

Neuroengineering & Biotechnology

Suggested core courses: BIOE 502, CHBE 501, PHYS 515, PHYS 526

Suggested elective courses:

Course Number(s)

Course Name

BIOC 524

Microbiology & Biotechnology

BIOC 551

Molecular Biophysics I

BIOE 512

Biophotonics Instrumentation

BIOE 587

Optic Imaging/Nanobiophotonics

BIOE 592

Sensory Neuroengineering

ELEC 587

Intro to Neuroengineering

ELEC 680

Nano-Neurotechnology

PHYS 551

Biological Physics

PHYS 552

Topics in Biological Physics

Photonics and Plasmonics

Suggested core courses: PHYS 521, PHYS 526, PHYS 532, PHYS 563

Suggested elective courses:

Course Number(s)

Course Name

BIOE 587

Optic Imaging/Nanobiophotonics

CHEM 559

Spec Single Molecule/Particle

ELEC 562

Optoelectronic Devices

ELEC 566

Nanophotonics & Metamaterials

ELEC 567

Nano-Optics

ELEC 568

Laser Spectroscopy

ELEC 569

Ultrafast Optical Phenomena

ELEC 571

Imaging at the Nanoscale

ELEC 603

Topics in Nanophotonics

PHYS 572

Fundamentals of Quantum Optics

Quantum & Ultracold Matter

Suggested core courses: PHYS 521, PHYS 522, PHYS 526, PHYS 563

Suggested elective courses:

Course Number(s)

Course Name

ELEC 562

Optoelectronic Devices

ELEC 568

Laser Spectroscopy

ELEC 569

Ultrafast Optical Phenomena

PHYS 532

Classical Electrodynamics

PHYS 533

Nanostructure/Nanotechnolog

PHYS 537

Methods Experimental Physics I

PHYS 567

Quantum Materials

PHYS 568

Quantum Phase Transitions

PHYS 571

Modern Atomic Physics

PHYS 580

Introduction to Plasma Physics

Theory & Computation

Suggested core courses: PHYS 516, PHYS 521, PHYS 526, PHYS 563

Suggested elective courses:

Course Number(s)

Course Name

BIOC 589

Comp Molecular Bioeng/Biophys

CAAM 519

Computational Science I

CAAM 615

Theoretical Neuroscience

CHEM 530

Quantum Chemistry

ELEC 546

Intro to Computer Vision

ELEC 548

Neural Signal Processing

ELEC 605

Electrodynamics & Nanophotonic

MSNE 533

Computational Materials Model

MSNE 538

Computational Nanoscience

PHYS 517

Computational Physics