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PHYS 489 Directed Research in Physics

This is a faculty designed independent study (FDIS) which provides students the opportunity to do independent research in the field of theoretical and/or computational physics under the supervision of a resident physics faculty member. This course will improve problem solving, numerical/computational, and mathematical skills of the students. At the end of the course, students must complete a research report which must be approved by the instructor. The number of credits will be decided by the faculty and the student.


Special information

Note: Instructor permission to register.
1-5 Undergraduate credits

Effective February 12, 2007 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Be prepared for graduate-level research in physics.
  • Conduct a supervised independent research project in theoretical and/or computational physics at a level appropriate for a senior undergraduate student in physics.
  • Find, read, interpret and utilize primary scientific literature in biology.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor
21 Directed Research in Physics Daghigh, Ramin G Books Course details