Below is a list of the core courses. They are divided in four groups, and students are required to take and pass (at least) one course in each group, **within the first two years of study**. Thus minimally, a student needs to pass four core courses. A passing grade is a B or higher: In other words, B, B+, A-, A, and A+ are the passing grades.

#### Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Field Theory

- PHY 506 Quantum Mechanics
- PHY 509 Relativistic Quantum Theory I
- PHY 510 Relativistic Quantum Theory II
- PHY 529* Introduction to High Energy Physics

#### Condensed Matter/Biophysics/Atomic Physics

- PHY 525 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics I
- PHY 526 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics II
- PHY 551 Atomic Physics
- PHY 561 or 562 Biophysics

#### General Relativity/High Energy Physics

- PHY 523 Introduction to General Relativity
- PHY 524 Advanced Topics in General Relativity
- PHY 529* Introduction to High Energy Physics

*Please note that PHY 529 can count as either the Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Field Theory requirement or the General Relativity/High Energy Physics requirement, but not both.

#### Career Development

- Phy 502 Communicating Physics Course

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