Chemical Physics - Ph.D. Program Requirements

General Chemical Physics

CORE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS ( credits)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 5/70362 50361 Inactive since 2009 - Changed number to 50303
70361 inactive since 2003
3

5/70481 Inactive since Fall 2008 2
6/70542 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3

6/70563 Quantum Chemistry
3
MATH 4/52002 Introduction to Analysis II
3
PHY 55201 Electromagnetic Theory 4
6/75101 Classical Mechanics
3
6/75203 Classical Electrodynamics I 
3
6/75204 Classical Electrodynamics II 3
6/75401 Inactive since Fall 2007 4
6/76161 Quantum Mechanics I
3
6/76162 Quantum Mechanics II 3
6/76402 Solid State Physics II 3
CHEM

PHY 6/70541

56101
Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)
or
Quantum and Atomic Physics (4) 3-4
CHEM

PHY 6/70543

6/75301 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
or
Statistical Mechanics I (4) 3-4
Choose from the following: Seminar 4 enrollments
4
CHEM 6/70591 Seminar: Recent Developments in Physical Chemistry (1)

CPHY 6/74491 Seminar: Liquid Crystals (1)

PHY 80097 Physics Colloquium (1)

TOTAL  

Liquid Crystal Synthesis and Molecular Design

CORE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (26-27 credits)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 6/70471 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
6/70472 Advanced Organic Chemistry - Synthetic Aspects 3
6/70541 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
CPHY 6/72241 Soft Matter 3
6/72242 Characterization of Soft Materials 4
6/74491 Seminar: Liquid Crystals* (1) 4
72335 Advanced Liquid Crystalline and Polymeric Materials
3
Choose from the following:
3-4
CHEM 5/70571

70595
Surface Chemistry (2)
and
Advanced Topics, Physical (1)

or

CPHY 6/72245 Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science (4)

TOTAL 26-27

*4 enrollments

Lyotropic Liquid Crystals and Membranes

CORE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 6/70541 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
CPHY 6/72241 Soft Matter 3
6/72242 Characterization of Soft Materials 4
6/72245 Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science 4
6/74491 Seminar: Liquid Crystals* (1) 4
72335 Advanced Liquid Crystalline and Polymeric Materials
3
Chose one of the following groups:
6

CHEM 6/70471 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

6/70472 Advanced Organic Chemistry - Synthetic Aspects (3)

or

CHEM 5/70571
Surface Chemistry (2)

70595 Advanced Topics, Physical (1)

CPHY 72647 Structured Fluids (3)

TOTAL 27

*4 enrollments

Optoelectronics

CORE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

Course Title Credits
CPHY 6/72241 Soft Matter 3
6/72242 Characterization of Soft Materials 4
6/72245 Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science 4

72640 Liquid Crystal, Polymer and Colloid Composites 4
72643 Liquid Crystal Applications 4
72647 Structured Fluids 3
6/74491 Seminar: Liquid Crystals* (1) 4
PHY 55201 Electromagnetic Theory 4
PHY

CPHY
55501

72248 Electromagnetic Waves and Modern Optics (3)
or
Liquid Crystal Optics and Photonics (3)
3
TOTAL 33

*4 enrollments

Physical Properties of Liquid Crystals

CORE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (29 credits)

Course Title Credits
CPHY 6/72241 Soft Matter 3
6/72242 Characterization of Soft Materials 4
6/72245 Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Science 4

72640 Liquid Crystal, Polymer and Colloid Composites 4
72647 Structured Fluids 3
6/74491 Seminar: Liquid Crystals* (1) 4
PHY 55201 Electromagnetic Theory 4
PHY

CPHY
55501

72248 Electromagnetic Waves and Modern Optics (3)
or
Liquid Crystals Optics and Photonics (3)
3
TOTAL 29

*4 enrollments

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