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Degree Pathways for the Master of Science in Physics - Optical Sciences Option

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Science - Physics - Optical Sciences Option

For Students with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.
Required Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.6070Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS.5770Solid State Electronic And Optoelectronic Devices3

For Students with Bachelor of Sciences in other Sciences or Engineering.
Required Course
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.5350Introduction to Quantum Mechanics3

Elective Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.5360Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II3
PHYS.5370Geometrical Optics3
PHYS.5380Physical Optics and Waves3
PHYS.5400Image Processing and Lab3
PHYS.5470Laser Physics and Applications3
PHYS.5720Solid State Physics3
PHYS.5780Integrated Optics: Wave Guides and Lasers3
EECE.5680Electro-Optics Design3
Students must choose either Thesis Option or the Project Option.
Thesis Option
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.7460Master's Thesis Research Physics3
Project Option
Course #Course NameCr.
PHYS.7330Graduate Project - Physics3
All full-time candidates are required to register for Physics Colloquium, PHYS.7010PHYS.7020, and at least one Physics Seminar every semester. After attending the general Graduate Seminar, PHYS.7110/ PHYS.7120, for one year, students may elect to take one of the specialized seminars instead.

Up to total of 3 credits for colloquia/seminars can be counted towards a graduate degree.