2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Energy Science

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  • Distinguished Professors: Robert Camley (Chair) and Zbigniew Celinski
  • Professors: Tom Christensen, Anatoliy Glushchenko and Anatoliy Pinchuk
  • Professor Emeritus: Richard Blade and James Burkhart
  • Associate Professors: Marek Grabowski  and Karen Livesey
  • Assistant Professor: Kathrin Spendier and Dmytro Bozhko
  • Senior Instructors: Robert Gist, Sam Milazzo and Ramon Tirado
  • Instructors: Jorge Mews Estevez and Timothy Fal

Programs of Study

Graduate Study

There are several options for graduate studies in physics. Students may obtain a Master of Sciences (MSc). All of the courses are taken at UCCS, and thesis work may be done with a professor or in conjunction with an adjoint professor who is employed in a local solid state, optics, or space industry. For more details on this program please see Physics, MSc .

The PhD in Applied Science program at UCCS is designed to allow the student to emphasize, individually, Physics, Mathematics, or Applied Bioscience. An option to take a cross-disciplinary degree in a combination of the three disciplines is also available. Interested students should contact the chair of the specific program for more updated information. For the cross-disciplinary degree, the academic advisor is the dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in physics can also be obtained from the University of Colorado Boulder with much of the course work and the thesis done at UCCS. Each student is evaluated on the basis of their experiences and academic grades, but in general, will be expected to complete a year of residency at Boulder as well as passing all qualifying, comprehensive, and preliminary exams at Boulder. Application to this program is made to the Boulder Physics Department with the assistance of the UCCS Physics Department.

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