Honors

Departmental Honors in Astronomy

Qualified undergraduates earning either a B.A. or a B.S. degree with a major in astronomy may graduate with honors by meeting these requirements:

  1. By the end of the candidate’s final semester, he or she must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in the major in all courses taken in residence and elsewhere.
  2. The candidate must complete at least 24 credit hours of astronomy and physics courses numbered 500 or above, including undergraduate research represented by 4 hours of credit in ASTR 596, ASTR 597, PHSX 500, or PHSX 501, with a grade of B or higher.
  3. The results of the research must be presented in written form and accepted by three members of the department faculty.

A student who plans to graduate with honors in astronomy must file a declaration of intent form with the departmental honors coordinator, preferably during his or her junior year, but no later than enrollment for the final undergraduate semester.

Departmental Honors in Astronomy

Qualified undergraduates earning either a B.A. or a B.S. degree with a major in astronomy may graduate with honors by meeting these requirements:

  1. By the end of the candidate’s final semester, he or she must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in the major in all courses taken in residence and elsewhere.
  2. The candidate must complete at least 24 credit hours of astronomy and physics courses numbered 500 or above, including undergraduate research represented by 4 hours of credit in ASTR 596, ASTR 597, PHSX 500, or PHSX 501, with a grade of B or higher.
  3. The results of the research must be presented in written form and accepted by three members of the department faculty.

A student who plans to graduate with honors in astronomy must file a declaration of intent form with the departmental honors coordinator, preferably during his or her junior year, but no later than enrollment for the final undergraduate semester.

Contact Info

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
785-864-4626
http://www.physics.ku.edu/
Stephen J. Sanders, Chair
785-864-4626
Philip S. Baringer, Associate Chair
785-864-4626

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
785-864-4626
http://www.physics.ku.edu/
Stephen J. Sanders, Chair
785-864-4626
Philip S. Baringer, Associate Chair
785-864-4626

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 6070A
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
785-864-4626
http://www.physics.ku.edu/
Hume Feldman, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-4740
Gregory Rudnick, Graduate Advisor
785-864-4626
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