2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Major, BS – Academic Concentration


The physics major consists of 45 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  

Academic Concentration (12 hours)


Students planning graduate work in physics are advised to take the following courses.

Honors Concentration – Physics Major


Students who complete all requirements for the academic 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 3.50, 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 as recorded by satisfactory completion of: