Graduate Advising: Department Exam
- Physics students are required to take the Department Examination
after completing one year of graduate work at UCSD. The examination is
on the level of material usually covered in upper-division undergraduate
and first-year graduate courses in classical mechanics (Phys 200A&B),
classical electrodynamics (Phys 203A&B), equilibrium statistical mechanics
(Phys 210A), quantum mechanics (Phys 212A,B&C), and mathematical methods
- The examination is offered twice a year, at the beginning
of the fall and spring quarters, and lasts two days, four hours per day.
If a student does not pass the exam he/she may repeat it once, the next
time it is offered.