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  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics and Astronomy - Graduate School Preparation Concentration, BS


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Major Requirements


The BS in physics and astronomy requires the completion of 50 credits in physics and astronomy distributed as follows.

Introductory Astronomy course


Laboratory courses


Choose at least seven credits

Note:


* GEOL 1701 - GEOLOGY OF THE PLANETS  may be substituted for this course.

Note:


* Some of these courses have prerequisites

** If this course is taken as a science elective, it cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for the nine credits of intermediate and advanced courses.

Honors major requirements


Honors in physics and astronomy is granted if in addition to fulfilling all requirements for the major, the student meets the following requirements.

  • Maintains a GPA of 3.2 or higher in the major
  • Maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completes ASTRON 1903 - DIRECTED RESEARCH  or PHYS 1903 - DIRECTED RESEARCH 
  • Submits a paper detailing the research within the department and presents the research in a public forum (i.e. at the University’s Science Symposium or the Undergraduate Poster Fair hosted by the University Honors College).

Graduate School Preparation concentration


This concentration adds six credits to the standard Physics and Astronomy major requirements if one of the courses listed below is taken as a science elective.

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