The Department of Physics, Astronomy and
Geosciences, under the direction of the University
Honors Board, offers a departmental
honors program for students who demonstrate
exemplary abilities in their discipline. Such
students will work closely with faculty mentors
in an individual program of research, directed
readings, independent study and seminar. The
student who completes an approved program
will receive a diploma with the designation
of Bachelor of Arts with Honors, or Bachelor
of Science with Honors, and departmental honors will appear on the transcript.
Criteria for Admission into the Department
Completion of at least 60 units of courses.
Overall cumulative average of 3.25 or
above and a 3.50 or above cumulative
average in their major course requirements.
Students below this threshold
may appeal to the Department Honors
Contact the department for a list of detailed
procedures for applying to the departmental
Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Smith Hall, Room 445 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.