Pre-2009 Curriculum

For students who have entered prior to Fall 2009 semester

The core of this program is 29 credits of required math courses and 30 credits of required physics courses. In addition, you must take 9 credits of math electives and 12 credits of physics electives. 16 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are recommended for a project. The remaining credits are used to satisfy other Institute and state requirements.

Math Requirements (29 credits)

Physics Requirements (30 credits)

Other Required Courses (20 Credits)

Math Electives (9 credits)

You should select 9 credits from the following list of math elective courses.

Physics Electives (12 Credits)

You should select 12 credits from the following list of physics elective courses.

Graduate courses may be substituted with adviser's approval for the following physics elective courses:

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences (12 Credits)

You  are required to take 12 credits in the humanities and social sciences, with EN 1204 and HI 2104 as prerequisites. To gain depth of knowledge, it is recommended that one or more of these electives be taken at advanced level.

Free Electives, Independent Study and Projects (16 Credits)

Sixteen credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 6 to 8 credits are recommended for use on a project or thesis topic.