2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Physics and Astronomy Honors Program

  1. Admission
    1. Junior standing
    2. 15 credits in physics or astronomy including one 300 level course
    3. 3.25 cumulative grade point average in physics/astronomy courses and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average overall
    4. Students must submit an application to the department chair that should include
      1. The student’s academic transcript
      2. The student’s reasons for wishing to participate
      3. The signatures of two faculty members in physics endorsing the application
  2. Program
    1. Completion of a major program in physics (which may also include an emphasis or concentration)
    2. PHY 497 Physics and Astronomy Seminar (1 cr.)
    3. PHY 498 Physics and Astronomy Research (1-3 cr.) , three credits
  3. Evaluation
    1. A cumulative 3.50 grade point average in physics at the time of graduation and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average overall
    2. Distinguished performance on a project in a relevant research area developed in PHY 498
    3. Presentation of the project developed in PHY 498 to a seminar of faculty and students
  4. Recognition

    1. Honors certificate
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