2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2020  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Physics, BA/MS

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The M.S. degree in physics is available to physics majors only. The degree involves a combination of graduate courses and a research thesis. Departmental research is focused in experimental and theoretical studies of condensed matter including magnetism, STM imaging, low-dimensional metals, organic superconductivity, computational physics, biophysics, soft matter, the dynamics of first-order phase transitions, and the behavior of granular materials. Other research areas include energy technology and science education.

Program of Study

In the senior year, students take two graduate-level physics courses that are approved by their faculty advisor and that are eligible for graduate credit toward the M.S. degree. Students must also prepare a written thesis, based on original research. Typically students will begin the research for their thesis no later than the fall of their senior year. Students conduct research working in close collaboration with faculty advisors and with doctoral students. On completion of the research, there is an oral defense of the research thesis.

Program Advisor

(Signature Required on the Accelerated Degree Program Advisor Form)

The Accelerated Degree Program advisor can be contacted through the Physics Department Office:
Room BP-241
Math/Physics Building

Advice for Prospective Students

Students interested in the Accelerated Degree Program in Physics should contact the undergraduate student advisor as early as possible in their undergraduatte careers.

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