Centennial Honors College

Physics

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honor’s coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Honors students in Physics must complete all requirements for a Physics major.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.5 GPA in Physics honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 12 semester hours of 300-400 level honors credit in Physics with a grade of A or B. Physics 477H and Physics 491 for a total of 3 semester hours may be included in the 12 semester hours.
  • 3 semester hours total of Phys 477H (Special Problems in Experimental and Theoretical Physics) and Phys 491 (Honors Thesis). These may count toward the 12 semester hours listed above.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 12 semester hours of Physics honors courses at the 300-400 level. This must include Phys 477H and Phys 491 (Honors Thesis)