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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.