Skip to main content

Curriculum

First Year

Fall Semester

  • CHPH718I: Chemical Physics Laboratory Rotation (1 credit) -- required course
  • PHYS622: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I (4 credits) -- required course
  • Seminar course (1 credit) -- required course  (to take in your first-year or second-year). PHYS728, PHYS798D, PHYS838C, PHYS738, PHYS769, CHPH709A, CHPH709B, or CHPH709L. You may take other seminar courses
  • CHEM684: Chemical Thermodynamics (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • CHPH718I: Chemical Physics Laboratory Rotation (1 credit) -- required course
  • PHYS623: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics II (3 credits) -- required course
  • Seminar course (1 credit) -- required course
  • CHEM691: Quantum Chemistry II (3 credits) -- Not offered in spring 2021
  • CHEM687: Statistical Mechanics and Chemistry (3 credits) -- You may take it during your second-year in the program if you are taking CHEM691

Summer Semester

  • Join Research Lab
  • Study for Qualifying Examination
  • Qualifying Examination (week before the start of Fall classes)

Second Year

  • Advanced laboratory course -- required course
  • Advanced course -- required course (outside of the student's main field of study at the 600 level or above)
  • CHPH898: Pre-Candidacy Research Course
  • Collection of preliminary data and preparation of Scholarly Paper

Third through Fifth Years

  • Oral Presentation and Admission to Candidacy
  • Ph.D. Research
  • Preparation of written doctoral thesis
  • 12 credits of CHPH899
  • Thesis oral defense