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Additional courses after graduation

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I am a senior graduating this semester with a B.S. physics degree. Unfortunately, I have not been able to take some of the upper levels (optics, solid state physics) I had wanted to due to scheduling conflicts. Does anyone know if it is possible to take these one or two courses at any other institute?

Also related to the subject, although I would like to go to graduate school, I am putting that plan on hold for now. In the meantime, I am trying to get a job that would boost my credentials when applying to grad schools, such as engineering/research positions. I was wondering if there are courses I could take to build up an engineering or computer science background which would make it easier to get a job in such fields. Thank you for any advice anyone might have.
 

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Defennder
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Couldn't you simply delay graduation by just one semester to take those courses?
 
jtbell
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Many (perhaps most) colleges/universities in the U.S. allow people to enroll in individual classes as a "non-degree seeking student" or some similar category, subject to space being available after accommodating regular students. Of course, you'd have to pay tuition and fees, probably at some rate per credit hour.

Our catalog has the following statement:

Students who are not candidates for a degree may, upon approval of the Dean of Admissions, be admittted to such classes as they may be prepared to take and shall be officially classified as "special students."
For upper-level courses you'd probably also have to contact the instructor or department, and get their permission after showing them that you've had the equivalent of their pre-requisite courses.
 
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