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Physics Path to Materials Science

This path is targeted to individuals wishing to pursue graduate work in experimental material science.  Such fields include both the fabrication of new materials, and the characterization of materials.

Strongly Suggested lower level electives (10 credit hours):
  • Chemistry 1110/1111 General Chemistry (5)
  • Chemistry 1120/1121 General Chemistry (5)
Upper level electives (Choose from the following list):
  • Chemistry 3510/3511 Organic Chemistry (4)
  • Chemistry 3440/3441 Inorganic Chemistry (4)
  • Chemistry 4460/4461 Materials Chemistry (4)
  • Physics 3740 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
  • Physics 4200 Introduction to Solid State Physics (3)
  • Physics 3750/3751 Laser Physics (4)
  • Physics 3050/3051 Introduction to Circuits (4)
  • Physics 3100/3101 Optics (4)
If you are planning to go on to graduate work in a Physics department, we also strongly recommend:
  • Physics 4830 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism (3)
  • Physics 4010 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3)