2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Applied Physics Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

Douglas Raynie, Department Head
Department of Physics
Daktronics Engineering Hall 255, Box 2222

Program Information

The Applied Physics Certificate provides knowledge and practical experience for students to have an advanced experience with health physics, nuclear physics, or condensed matter physics. Individuals who complete this certificate will be well prepared to advance in their career paths in applied areas of physics, including laboratory management. The certificate will provide training in key elements for success in (Materials Physics track) areas of physics related to chemistry, materials science, engineering, nanotechnology, atomic physics, or biophysics or (Nuclear Physics track) in the regulatory and management aspects of ionizing radiation. Complete the graduate certificate as a stand-alone credential or stacked into the Professional Science (M.S.) . Even better, it is available online, making it a great option for working professionals wishing to enhance their skills in a critical area.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental theory of condensed matter physics or nuclear physics.
  • Become proficient in the use of mathematical tools used to describe condensed matter systems (Materials Physics Track) and effectively communicate this information.
  • Become proficient in the disciplinary tools of nuclear engineering, especially as applied to biological systems (Nuclear Physics Track), and effectively communicate this information.
  • Apply and interpret fundamental physics principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Course Delivery Format

Courses will be delivered face-to-face and online.

Certificate Requirements

Select one of the following two options

Materials (Condensed Matter) Physics Track

Total Required Credits: 12

Additional Admission Requirements

TOEFL: 71 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 7.5
IELTS: 6.0
Duolingo: 100

Please refer to the following for additional information: Graduate School Admissions

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at www.sdstate.edu (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or finaid@sdstate.edu.