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Chemical Physics - Ph.D. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Students are required to complete 90 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate--15 credit hours of core courses, 45 credit hours of elective courses and 30 credit hours of dissertation. The choice of electives must be approved by the student's faculty advisor. If a required core course is not available, an equivalent course may be substituted with permission of the graduate coordinator.


Course Title Credits
CPHY 72241 Soft Matter 3
  72245 Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science 4
  72248 Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics 4
  72335 Advanced Liquid Crystalline and Polymeric Materials 4
  80199 Dissertation I* 30
Approved Elective Coursework, including research 45

*Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for CPHY 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter CPHY 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including one term each summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.