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    Oct 23, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major, BS – Academic Concentration

The physics major consists of 38 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.

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.