The Department of Physics offers five online classes during the summer and winter breaks. The content and structure are similar to standard classes, but the lectures are in the form of recorded videos and interactive online recitations. All exams are proctored, both on campus and elsewhere, and are treated exactly the same – in terms of transcript and transferring credits to other schools – as their counterparts during the regular semester.
Summer and winter classes differ from other semesters in the number of mid-term exams: Two for summer courses and one for winter courses. All courses have a final exam. The labs associated with the courses are separate courses; these are not offered online, only during the fall and spring semesters and on campus in the summer semester.
Lecture videos may be viewed at any time. Both recitation and office hours are online and interactive. All homework assignments are completed and submitted online. Exams may be taken either at UB, or at scheduled times at testing centers at colleges and universities elsewhere.