2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Energy Science

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  • Professors: James Burkhart (Chair), Robert Camley, Tom Christensen and Zbigniew Celinski
  • Professor Emeritus: Richard Blade
  • Associate Professors: Anatoliy Glushchenko and Marek Grabowski
  • Assistant Professors: Karen Livesey and Anatoliy Pinchuk
  • Senior Instructors: Robert Gist, Sam Milazzo, and Ramon Tirado 
  • Instructor: Jeffrey Marsh

Programs of Study

Physics, 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 .

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in physics can be obtained from the University of Colorado at Boulder with much of the course work and the thesis done at UCCS. Each student is evaluated on the basis of his or her experience 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.

A PhD in Applied Science (see  www.uccs.edu/~physics/PhD.html) was approved and implemented in fall 2009. It offers students an opportunity to take all course work and thesis work at UCCS under the guidance of a UCCS professor. The Applied Science degree 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 be 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, and Sciences.

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