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Physics

Degree Requirement

College of Science, Department of Physics



Degree Requirement

1. Students studying for the Master’s degree are required to complete a total of 15 course credits, including Classical Mechanics (3 credits), Classical Electromagnetic Theory I (3 credits), Quantum Mechanics I (3 credits), Mathematical Physics or Experimental Physics (3 credits), and a required advanced course in the chosen field of specialization (3 credits), e.g. PHY 601, PHY 611, PHY 621, PHY 631, PHY 641, PHY 651 [* Students majoring in Quantum Optics may take PHY 635 instead of PHY 631 and students majoring in Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics may take PHY 661 instead of PHY 651].

2. Students studying for the Ph. D. degree should complete the course requirement for the Master's degree (total 15 credits). In addition, Classical Electromagnetic Theory II (3 credits), Quantum Mechanics II (3 credits), and 6 or more additional credits in the chosen field of specialization are required. Up to 12 credits of seminar courses can be recognized

3.Candidates may apply for the integrated Master, P h. D. degree program. the applicants can

4. Addendum
1) The prerequisite courses may be exempted for those students who have already taken the courses at a previous university or who were in a physics-related undergraduate major program.
2) Graduate students in the Master’s-, the Ph. D.-, or the integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program can take courses offered by other departments. However, the Department of Physics admits only up to 6 credits as major subjects.
3) The above degree requirements apply to all graduate students enrolled in the spring semester 2012 or later.



Comprehensive Examinations

1. Master's degree program
1) The candidates should pass the comprehensive examinations covering 3 core subjects:

Major Core Courses (100points)
Elementary Particle (High-Energy) Physics
Nuclear Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Statistical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics
Classical Mechanics
Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
Quantum Mechanics I
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Mechanics, Classical Electromagnetic Theory I, Quantum Mechanics I.




2. Ph. D.- and integrated Master & Ph. D. degree program
1) Candidates should pass the comprehensive examinations covering 5 core subjects: Classical Mechanics, Classical Electromagnetic Theory I & II, Quantum Mechanics I & II.

Major Core Courses (100points)
Elementary Particle (High-Energy) Physics
Nuclear Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum Optics
Statistical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics
Classical Mechanics
Classical Electromagnetic Theory I & II
Quantum Mechanics I & II
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