Course Examples

Students come from varied undergrad institutions. Our course schedules allow for this. Here are some examples of how students could meet department and GSAS requirements in their first two years of graduate study.

Optional courses are in square brackets [...].
"Electives" are courses that the student is free to choose based on his or her special interests.

Semester Highly-prepared student Early specializer Student needing extra preparation
1 501 (Theor. Meth. 1)
505 (E&M 1)
523 (QM 1)
582 (research lectures)
597 (teaching)
[463 (u-grad Stat. Mech.)]
523 (QM 1)
Elective
582 (research lectures)
597 (teaching)
463 (u-grad Stat. Mech.)
471 (u-grad QM)
501 (Theor. Meth. 1)
[audit 421 (u-grad E&M)]
582 (research lectures)
597 (teaching)
2 502 (Theor. Meth. 2)
506 (E&M 2)
524 (QM 2)
529 (Stat Mech 1)
524 (QM 2)
529 (Stat Mech 1)
Elective

422 (u-grad E&M)
502 (Theor. Meth. 2)
529 (Stat Mech 1)

3 Elective
Elective
Elective
501 (Theor. Meth. 1)
505 (E&M 1)
Elective
505 (E&M 1)
523 (QM 1)
Elective
4 Elective
Elective
Elective
502 (Theor. Meth. 2)
Elective
Elective
524 (QM 2)
Elective
Elective