Departmental Honors in Physics
A qualified undergraduate earning either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in the College with a major in physics may graduate with honors in physics by fulfilling these requirements:
- By the end of the candidate’s final semester, achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in the major, in all courses taken in residence and elsewhere.
- Complete at least 24 semester credit hours of physics courses numbered 500 or above, including undergraduate research represented by 4 hours of credit in PHSX 500 Special Problems or PHSX 501 Honors Research. The student must earn a grade of B or higher in PHSX 500 or PHSX 501.
- The student must present the results of the research in written form, which must be accepted by 3 department faculty members.
A student who plans to graduate with honors in physics must file a declaration of intent form with the departmental honors coordinator, preferably during his or her junior year, but in any case, no later than enrollment for the final undergraduate semester.