2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BS – Astronomy Concentration

The physics major consists of 41 hours. Students who wish to apply physics to other career goals such as chemistry, mathematics, education, law, medicine, or journalism should consult with the department curriculum chair about appropriate alternate courses.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 

Astronomy Concentration (12 hours)

Students planning graduate work in astronomy should take the following courses.

Physics Major – Honors Concentration

Students who complete all requirements for the academic, applied, or astronomy concentrations will be awarded a degree with honors if their cumulative GPA is at least 3.25, their GPA in 300- and 400-level mathematics and physics courses is at least 3.5, they complete a minimum of 12 hours in honors courses, and they complete a written senior thesis reporting results of research conducted under faculty supervision and defended before a committee of three physics faculty members. A minimum of 3 credit hours of the following is required.