2015-2016 General Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2018  
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, H.B.S. - Honors

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Major Requirements for Physics

Physics & Astronomy
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Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 68

Graduation Requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in major courses.
  • All major courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Mathematics Courses

Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

Complete one of the following sections.

Complex Variables

Complete one of the following courses.

Medical Math

Students planning on attending medical school should take this course in lieu of the Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables courses.

Core Requirements

All physics students must complete the following requirements.

Physics Tracks

Complete one of the following tracks.

Bio-medical Physics

Students interested in bio-medical research should talk to an advisor regarding modifications of the following program.

Honors Required Courses

Students who complete the Honors Degree requirements AND maintain a 3.5 gpa will recieve the Honors Degree (H.B.S or H.B.A.) designation on their diploma.

See Honors College  for more information.


Complete 3 additional honors (HONOR or HON attribute) courses.


Complete 1 Honors Thesis course (DEPT 4999) in your major department.

Final thesis must be approved by Honors Advisor.

Additional Honors Physics Requirements

Students wishing to complete an Honors B.S. in Physics have several additional departmental requirements. A checklist of these requirements is contained in the honors degree form, which must be filled out and signed by the honors advisor at the beginning of the final semester before graduation.

  • All Physics and Astronomy courses must be completed with a B or better.
  • A GPA of 3.5 must be maintained for all Physics and Astronomy courses.
  • Complete at least 20 hours of approved Honors courses.