It'll be my first real semester this fall for my PhD. I had a bunch of questions about scheduling, but I think I found a way to answer them all by asking a fairly simple question. For those of you who have recently graduated (last 10-20 years), how many required quantum courses did you take outside of undergrad. (PhD, or Masters then PhD). I'm talking regular quantum courses, not things like Principles and Methods of Quantum Computing. Just courses like "Quantum Mechanics/Physics/Field Theory" Thank you. The reason I ask is I'm trying to schedule my courses for the next two years, and there are some annoying and confusing conflicts. Such as (numbers not exact, but you get the idea) Quantum Mechanics II - 6350 - Fall 07/08 Quantum Mechanics I - 6300 - Winter 08/08 Quantum Theory I - 7300 - Fall 07/08 Quantum Theory II - 7350 - Winter 07/08 So if I wait and take QM I in the winter, I have to wait till Fall to take the second part. THEN i have to wait another year to start QT I because QM II and QT I are in the same semester. It seems so dumb. Maybe they just made a mistake, but ususally its pretty accurate. The only thing I could think of is if some students petitioned for it to be like that for some odd reason. I was thinking of studyign really hard over the next 2 months and going straight to QT I but it has a prereq of the QMII (or advisor consent) AND a prereq of Methods of Theoretical Physics course (3 credit, 2 semseters I&II) What did your schedules look like for your first year?