### Physics/Astrophysics Option, (Ph.D.)

### Requirements

Completion of the following courses with a GPA of 2.75 or better:

Methods of Advanced Physics | 3 | |

Quantum Mechanics | 3 | |

Advanced Analysis & Modeling | 3 | |

Electrodynamics | 3 | |

Galactic & Extragalactic Astrophysics | 3 | |

AND | ||

Research Problems | 9 | |

Dissertation (6 hours) | 6 | |

Dissertation (6 hours) | 6 |

**Plus 2 courses from the following:**

Classical Mechanics | 3 | |

Quantum Mechanics | 3 | |

Electrodynamics | 3 | |

Statistical Physics | 3 | |

Research Problems (9 hours) | 9 |

**Plus 3 courses from the following:**

Stellar Astrophysics | 3 | |

Cosmology | 3 | |

Meteorites, Asteroids and Planets | 3 | |

Gaseous Astrophysics | 3 | |

Optical Mineralogy and Petrography | 3 | |

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology | 3 |

A minimum of nine hours of course Research Problems must be completed with an average grade of 2.75 or better.

Except for the courses specified above, the remaining regulations concerning coursework, predissertation qualifying exam and dissertation are the same as those prescribed above for the Ph.D. in Physics.