Typical Graduate Program

The following table shows the course sequence for a typical graduate study program. The course numbers refer to numbers in the GW Bulletin. Descriptions of these courses can also be found in the Graduate Courses Bulletin.

The number of credit hours is in parentheses.

Semester 1 6120  (4)
Advanced Mechanics
6110  (4)
Mathematical Methods
6130  (1)
Computational Physics I
6590  Colloquium
Semester 2 6210  (4)
Electrodynamics
6220  (4)
Quantum Mechanics I
6230  (1)
Computational Physics II
6590  Colloquium
Semester 3 6310  (4)
Statistical Mechanics
6320  (4)
Quantum Mechanics II
6330  (1)
Computational Physics III
6590  Colloquium
Semester 4 6610 Nuclear+Particle I (3) or
6620 Bio I (3) or
6630 Astro I (3)
81X0 Selected Topics
in Astro/Bio/Nuclear
Physics (3)
6510  (3)
Phys. Comm.
6590  Colloquium
 
Semester 5 6710 Nuclear+Particle II (3) or
6720 Bio II (3) or
6730 Astro II (3)
8998 Adv. Reading 
and Research (3)
Elective 6590 Colloquium
Ph. D. Thesis Proposal
Semester 6 8999 Thesis Research Elective Elective 6590 Colloquium
Ph. D. Thesis Research (under CCAS 940 registration)
Ph. D. Thesis Defense