Independent Study and Research Courses

APP PHYS 499: Independent Study

To do an independent study, you will register for APP PHYS 499: Independent Study, with the independent study instructor's section number (see below for section numbers). You must first get permission from the instructor.

APP PHYS 590: Research

During your first eight quarters, when you are not taking at least three courses (i.e. during summers and your second year), you will register for APP PHYS 590: Research, with your advisor's section number (see below for section numbers). Register for 590 with as many units as you need to add up to a total of three units.

Faculty Section Numbers for APP PHYS 499 and 590

TGS 500: Advanced Doctoral Study

Starting with your ninth quarter, and every quarter after that until you graduate, you will register for TGS 500: Advanced Doctoral Study. You can still register for regular courses as well.

For further explanation of coursework and registration, see The Graduate School's PhD Timeline.