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Physics

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Dr. David Peak
  SER 240, ext. 72884
  Email: david.peak@usu.edu

 

Eligibility for Acceptance:
A qualified student will have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, a minimum 3.50 GPA in all Physics courses, and will have declared a major in Physics.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Physics is met by successfully completing Honors contracts in the following courses:

  • 3-6 credits in Physics Research (Phyx 4900)
  • 9-12 credits from Phyx 3880, 4600, 4650, 4700, 4710, 5340, 5350, 5500, with prior consent of the Departmental Honors Advisor
  • 3 credits from courses numbered 3000 or above in another department may taken for Honors credit, with the approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, a minimum 3.50 GPA in all Physics courses, and a minimum 3.50 GPA in the upper-division Physics Honors courses cited in the Program of Study with no grade less than B+. In addition, the successful candidate will submit as a part of Phyx 4900 a written Honors thesis and will present a summary of that work in a suitable public forum. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

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